Christians in the Middle East dying for their faith is so common that it doesn’t hit the news anymore. Living for Jesus can cost them everyhting, but they go after Him anyway. Their willingness to die for Christ could be a great inspiration for those in the West that can freely call themselves Jesus followers.MY REVIEW
This is a heartbreaking book, no doubt.
It’s incredible all what Christians go through because of their faith and how they’re willing to endure anything before denying what Jesus has done in their lives.
Of course this book encourages us to explore our own heart and see if dying for Christ is truly a gain for us.
As I was reading, obviously I felt the need to pray for my brothers and sisters in the Middle East, with a real understating of their situation this time, but I also thought that maybe if they looked at how we treat our “religion freedom” sometimes in the West, they’d think we’re the ones in trouble. Probably, they’d feel the need to pray for us.
However, I have to emphasize that just because a person is willing die for something doesn’t mean that the cause is worth it, it simply means that the person believes it is. But we must acknowledge that there are people willing to die even for the wrong causes.
So, this book is a great inspiration, but it shouldn’t encourage anybody to die just for the sake of dying. The conviction to do it if necessary will come as we get to know better our Father and His Son.
**I received a copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**FAVORITE QUOTES
+ “When we are under pressure, we grow too.”
+ “Even if they cut me into a thousand pieces, I will never leave Him.”
+ “I will not hate those whom God has called me to love.”
+ “Never say take care. We don’t take care. We take risks.”
Johnnie Moore author of Defying ISIS, is a humanitarian who has been called one of the “world’s most influential young leaders” and “a modern day Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” He has appeared on dozens of leading television, radio, print and online outlets. He is also a widely read opinion columnist whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Fox News, Relevant Magazine and CNN.
He serves on the boards of World Help, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Dream Center LA, the U.S. Lausanne Committee, and the World Evangelical Alliance. He is a Senior Fellow at the Liberty University Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement, a Senior Contributing Editor to The Christian Post, the co-Founder of The Cradle Fund, the consulting executive director of the Persecution Intervention Fund, the executive director of the Nazarene Fund, and a contributor to Fox News and The Blaze. He is President of The KAIROS Company.