A timely journalistic look inside worldwide Christian persecution. The persecution of Christians is widespread and increasing inmany areas. In 2010, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, the gold standard of contemporary religion statistics, concluded that Christians are the most widely persecuted religious group in the world. In December 2010, the Vatican reported the same conclusion. This timely and well-documentedbook tells this story well, in ajournalistic and lively way, punctuated with compellingstories. Persecuted offers readers an overview of Christian persecution, analyzing patterns of repression, abuse, and violence across the globe. Itexplores the reasonsthat specific ideological, religious, and political groups and establishments target Christian believers as enemies. Woven throughoutare vivid examples of Christians persecuted and harassed for their faith. These casesilluminate the courage it takes to be a Christian in today's world.The bookprovides examples of how the church, including the American church, has successfully diminished or halted repression in other countries, and suggests the steps we can take togetherin the future.In December 2010, the Vatican reported the same conclusion. This timely and well-documentedbook tells this story well, in ajournalistic and lively way, punctuated with compellingstories.
|Author||:||Paul A. Marshall, Lela Gilbert, Nina Shea|
|Publisher||:||Thomas Nelson Inc - 2013|