A martyr is somebody who suffers persecution and death for advocating, renouncing, refusing to renounce, and refusing to advocate a belief or cause as demanded by an external party

Foxe's Book of Martyrs
Jesus Freaks: Stories of Those Who Stood for Jesus, the Ultimate Jesus Freaks (Jesus Freaks, #1)
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Through Gates of Splendor
John and Betty Stam: Missionary Martyrs
The Martyr's Song (The Martyr's Song Series, Book 1) (With CD)
When Heaven Weeps (Martyr's Song, #2)
Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel
Jesus Freaks: Stories of Revolutionaries Who Changed Their World: Fearing God, Not Man
Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott
By Their Blood: Christian Martyrs from the Twentieth Century and Beyond
In the Presence of My Enemies
When Our Worlds Collide (Our Worlds, #1)
Safely Home
Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot
Perpetua by Amy Rachel  PetersonThe Bronze Ladder by Malcolm LyonPerpetua's Journey by Jennifer A. ReaPerpetua's Passion by Joyce E. SalisburyPassion of Perpetua & Felicity C by Thomas J. Heffernan
Perpetua, Christian Martyr
12 books — 2 voters

Captain Marvel, Volume 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnickMs. Marvel, Vol. 1 by G. Willow WilsonCaptain Marvel, Vol. 1 by Michele FazekasCaptain Marvel, Volume 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnickCaptain Marvel, Vol. 1 by Kelly Thompson
Best of Captain Marvel
104 books — 4 voters

Shane Claiborne
A pastor friend of mine said, "Our problem is that we no longer have martyrs. We only have celebrities. ...more
Shane Claiborne

Christopher Hitchens
Every November of my boyhood, we put on red poppies and attended highly patriotic services in remembrance of those who had 'given' their lives. But on what assurance did we know that these gifts had really been made? Only the survivors—the living—could attest to it. In order to know that a person had truly laid down his life for his friends, or comrades, one would have to hear it from his own lips, or at least have heard it promised in advance. And that presented another difficulty. Many brave a ...more
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

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Ask Anne Speckhard about what motivates terrorists, suicide bombers or so called "martyrs" and what we can do about it Join us April 1 to discuss my new book Talking to Terrorists an account of ten years of research…more
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