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Hidden Sorrow, Lasting Joy: The Forgotten Women of the Persecuted Church

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These are the stories of twenty women from around the world--all wives of men who are Christian martyrs or have been imprisoned for their faith. The women are from such places as Vietnam, China, and Iran. These amazing and inspiring stories will help readers focus their prayers and raise awareness of this often hidden subject.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 28th 2001 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published 2001)
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Kathryn
It is humbling to read the circumstances of these women who suffer for their faith - sometimes raising their children alone because their husbands are imprisoned, sometimes isolated from fellow believers because of persecution, many times with their lives also endangered. It makes me think of all the blessings that I take for granted and which these women may not even be aware are available in some parts of the world - freedom to meet and worship in safety with other believers, books, music, web ...more
Paul
Sep 19, 2013 rated it liked it
The emphasis on persecution's effect on the wives/children was very impactful. The stories were very honest about the successes and failures of the families due to persecution. A steady diet of these stories would serve us well.

The book also made me think a bit more about the role of foreign missionaries versus indigenous elders, as well as the limits on how one person (as opposed to the congregations) can impact a nation that openly persecutes.
E
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I recently reviewed another book concerning the worldwide persecuted church. This one was better written. Communists/Marxists again play a big role. The chapter one Israelis "persecuting" Palestinian Christians was a little off. It sounded a false note compared to the rest of the book.
Justine
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
heart breaking, inspiring, faith building stories. informed my prayer life for the worldwide church.
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