Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bearing Witness Giveaway

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I was so excited to receive Bearing Witness to review, and even more excited that they have provided a second copy as a giveaway for one of you! More than once I have thanked my God that I was born here in this country when I was....can anyone say Amen!? It doesn't take much searching to find countless stories of persecution in the Name of Jesus Christ. As you look through those stories and read about the people these stories are about, it can be overwhelming to say the least. Although God's Word tells us not to be surprised when persecution comes, it seems we always are! 
Bearing Witness is a compilation of stories ranging from the stoning of Stephen in the first-century Jerusalem to Nigerian Christians persecuted by Boko Haram in 2015.,These stirring accounts will inspire greater faithfulness to the way of Jesus, reminding believers what costly discipleship looks like in any age. There are dangers to following Christ. Psalm 119:86 says, "All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause."  
Bearing Witness brings about three dozen accounts from around the world of Christians who gave witness to their faith in the face of intense persecution, even at the cost of their own lives. Here is a quote from page one of the Introduction, it reads: "The stories of costly discipleship recounted in this new collection - spanning the centuries from the early Christian church to the Radical Reformation to the contemporary global church - offer a fresh reminder that the decision to follow Christ can sometimes come at a price. Those of us involved with the Bearing Witness Stories Project think that these stories need to be told and retold, for each generation, especially in light of the fact that for many in the global church today persecution is still a lived reality."
Back Cover
Just as Paul wrote in Colossians 4:18 "...Remember my chains," we need to remember those who suffer for cause of Christ. We can't turn a blind eye to those who are persecuted and killed because of their relationship with Christ, and we cannot whitewash the history books in hopes of forgetting the tragedies of the past. When we do that we minimize the sacrifice made by our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
It is my hope that you will pick up a copy today. This is a good read, and I am confident that you will find it not only historically stimulating,but something that will move you emotionally. So click here and order your copy.
 Enter here for a chance to win a free copy today! Giveaway ends May 30th.

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