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Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians

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Christians are the world's most widely persecuted religious group, according to studies by the Pew Research Center, Newsweek, and the Economist, among others .

A woman is caught with a Bible and publicly shot to death. An elderly priest is abducted and never seen again. Three buses full of students and teachers are struck by roadside bombs. These are not casualties of
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Published March 12th 2013 by Thomas Nelson
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George Paul
Mar 21, 2013 George Paul rated it it was amazing
Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, and Nina Shea, Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2013). $16.99, 368 pages.

Saeed Abedini is a Christian minister currently imprisoned for his faith in Iran. A native of that country, Abedini converted from Islam to Christianity in 2000 and became a leader in Iran’s house-church movement. In 2005, he moved to America with his wife, Naghmeh, and became a naturalized citizen here as well. In the summer of 2012, he returned to Iran to
Frank Peters
Mar 26, 2013 Frank Peters rated it it was amazing
The book is excellent. It is a current and universal account of the persecution of Christians worldwide. The stories are heart-breaking even as no effort was made to increase the emotional element. Rather, the reporting is very much like what one would read in a short newspaper article. This makes the entire book extremely readable, as each story or section can be read in a few minutes. The book is segmented into different types of countries, each which would have different types of abuse. For e ...more
Apr 25, 2013 Kelli rated it really liked it
Stunningly eye opening. It just makes me what to do more, pray more, help more. The people compiled in these stories are astounding heroes. This book has some skim parts, but I really loved the stories. It shows the triumph of how the Lord works, that he does work, despite anything. It is also incredibly able to make us stop and listen to real people's suffering. I hope in big ways, this book uses people to help others.
Liz Terek
Mar 12, 2013 Liz Terek rated it it was amazing

‘Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians’ is a powerful look at what the underground churches in other countries are facing. American Christians have it quite easy with all our liberties. Even if we’ve received backlash from the workplace or in politics, we are blessed. Any Christian who is Missions-minded needs to see what these brave men & women endure for their faith.
Authored by the trio of Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, & Nina Shea, ‘Persecuted’ is in-depth, real, & a wake-
Jun 14, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it
This book is about the global assault on Christians—up-to-date information on persecution of Christians from around the globe.

If you think Christians are not persecuted, not tortured, not imprisoned, not killed for their faith today, in the twenty-first century, you are sadly mistaken. This book details much of what is happening on this topic all over the world. It is thorough with over 314 pages of text and hundreds of documenting footnotes in 62 pages of notes.

It includes the definitions of pe
Deena Shoemaker
Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians by Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, and Nina Shea

Let me start out by saying that this book isn’t for everyone, but if it’s for you, you’re lucky.
Another thing this book is not for: the faint of heart.

Persecuted takes a journalistic look at stories of persecution that is taking place in the world around us. Western Christianity takes their religious freedom for granted. This book tells you how. In depth and detailed accounts of the many trials and hardshi
Apr 22, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
Killed for having a Bible in your 2010? Killed for going against Muslim and becoming a 2011? What? These things are STILL continuing. I think the mindset that we often have is that all of those awful things happened a long time ago or in really desperate communities in a foreign land. I live in the United States and I constantly hear about our rights as Christians being cut off. "In God we trust?" is no longer what this country stands upon, BUT we are NOT persecuted for o ...more
Vicki Andrada
Jul 29, 2016 Vicki Andrada rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read for any Christian! We may not want to read it, and it is not an easy read. If you can't handle very sad things, and reading about injustice that often takes the lives of people, it isn't the book for you. Not that I like to know of such things, however, I felt that I needed to know. I learned a lot from this book that I did not previously know!

There were times in this book I was so angry, then times I was so sad! It is a very educational book, and the writers did such a
Roland Clark
Aug 24, 2014 Roland Clark rated it it was ok
The fact that so much of the evidence in this book is true does not make it a good read. There is no attempt to explain the systemic, racial, or economic factors shaping religious hatred. Perpetrators are simply evil, or more often, Muslim or atheist. The authors frequently use ideographs they hope will inspire horror in their readers.

See my full, and slightly more positive, review here:
Karin Breidenthal
Mar 14, 2013 Karin Breidenthal rated it really liked it
A great and informative read about the persecuted church around the world! A must read for anyone interested in what's really happening to believers abroad or those interested in missions.
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Aug 23, 2013 Juliana Lyon rated it it was amazing
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