Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bearing Witness: Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship

Matthew 10:32-33King James Version (KJV)

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.


I was recently given the chance to review this moving book, "Bearing Witness: Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship." It was moving indeed. It is hard to imagine the type of persecution today that Christians faced centuries ago, but perhaps that is because I live in a safe little bubble. this book points out just how real and hard discipleship can be, and truly made me appreciate my little bubble even more. It is written in an easy to read, easy to understand manner. As always, please do your research. I've seen so many recently who put so much faith into "Christian" books, yet they do not rely nearly as much on their Bible. The Bible needs to be first and foremost. While this is interesting to detail those who have laid down their lives in the name of their faith, it should not replace your own Bible. 

About Bearing Witness: Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship

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. Bearing Witness brings together dozens of accounts from around the world of Christians who gave witness to their faith in the face of intense persecution, even if it costs them their lives.


In selecting stories for this book, the editors focused on Anabaptist martyrs and others who suffered for their commitment to believer’s baptism and nonviolence.

Publisher: Plough Publishing House

Category: Christianity/History

Binding: Softcover

240 pages


About the editors:

Charles E. Moore has complied and edited several acclaimed books and Timothy Keiderling is a researcher for the Bearing Witness Stories Project.

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