Christians are the single most widely persecuted religious group of people today. While America has enjoyed the right to religious liberty, what about those countries of the world where this same right is denied?
Persecuted, explores real-life accounts of individuals who have undergone the unimaginable, all for the sake of their Christian faith. From “religious cleansings,” where entire governments openly practice hostility and commit atrocious acts of violence towards Christians to acts of terrorism specifically targeting followers of Christ, this book details the reality of those who refuse to deny their faith, even at the cost of their life.
The result of a collaborative effort, Persecuted includes the contributions of three distinguished experts on the topic of Christian persecution. Paul Marshall has spoken on religious freedom, international relations, and radical Islam before Congress and the U.S. State Department and written numerous books on these topics. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom of Washington D.C. Nina Shea has been an international human-rights lawyer for thirty years and also is the founder and director of the Center for Religious Freedom at Hudson Institute. She has also served on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom from 1999 to 2012. Lela Gilbert is an award-winning author of more than 60 books and contributes regularly to publications such as the Jerusalem Post, National Review, and Weekly Standard.
Together, these three give a vivid depiction of what life is like for the modern-day Christian who is plagued with governmental death sentences, imprisonment, and daily infringements on personal freedom. Persecuted is a book that reminds Christians of their religious privilege by providing stark awareness and eye-opening insight into a different reality. It challenges domestic ignorance of the world and compels involvement through prayer and petition.