We are witnessing an astonishing escalation in Christian persecution like we have rarely seen since the first century. Some estimate that every five minutes, a Christian is martyred for his or her faith. Countries like Egypt have experienced more Christian persecution in the last five years than in the previous six hundred years combined. And who could have missed the atrocities of ISIS in Syria, Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the continued persecution of Christians in North Korea?
Wow. What an eye-opening book on what Christians around the world face for their faith. It reminds me how sheltered I really am, how blessed I am to live in a country where I can openly profess to be a Christian and at worst, I might be teased a bit. It can be frustrating, sure. But my life isn’t in danger.
The Martyr’s Oath retells the stories of several followers of Christ from different corners of the Earth who face the very real possibility of harm or death if the wrong person discovers their faith. Author Johnnie Moore asks readers one question; would we be willing to die for the Jesus we live for?
Christianity is among, if not THE, most persecuted religions in the world. We don’t see much of it here in North America but we can’t pretend it isn’t happening. Around the world there are Christians being imprisoned, tortured, and killed for believing in Christ. This book is definitely not an easy read but it is an important one, I believe.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not obligated to provide a positive review.