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    Yet in the dark streets shining

    a palestinian story of hope and Resilience in bethlehem

    by Bishara Awad & Mercy Aiken


    Yet in the Dark Streets Shining is the heartbreaking and inspiring story of a boy who grew up to be a spiritual and community leader in Bethlehem. Bishara Awad was just a child when his father was killed during the Israeli-Arab war of 1948. After the family fled their Jerusalem home, Bishara and his siblings grew up as refugees. When Bishara learned how to forgive, he became a firebrand of faith and hope. Rising to the many challenges, he launched Bethlehem Bible College, the first Bible college in the West Bank. Through the despair and dashed hopes of repeated wars and oppression, Bishara's story conveys how Palestinian Christians continue to live their faith and envision a better future, while wrestling with questions such as these:

    Is peace possible in Palestine and Israel? How do theologians in other parts of the world affect the lives of their fellow Christians in the Holy Land? How does one stand for justice while also preaching forgiveness?


    One woman's dramatic triumph over persecution, gender abuse, and a death sentence

    By Mariam Ibraheem With Eugene Bach

    Mariam Ibraheem was born in a refugee camp in Sudan. Her Muslim father died when she was six, and her mother raised her in the Christian faith. After a traumatic childhood, Mariam became a successful businessperson, married the man she loved, and had a beautiful baby boy.

    But one day in 2013, her world was shattered when Sudan authorities insisted she was Muslim because of her father's background. She had broken the law by marrying a Christian man, and she must abandon both her marriage and her son and adopt Islam. Under intense pressure, Mariam repeatedly refused. Ultimately, a Sharia court sentenced her to 100 lashes -- and death by hanging.

    Shackled is the stunning true story of a courageous young mother who was willing to face death rather than deny her faith. Mariam Ibraheem took a stand on behalf of all women who are maltreated because of their gender and all people who suffer from religious persecution.

    Follow Mariam's story from life under Islamic law, through imprisonment and childbirth while shackled, to her remarkable escape from death following an international outcry and advocacy that included diplomats, journalists, activists, and even Pope Francis.

    more Books on the Persecuted church

    Here is a collection of books we strongly recommend to develop a better understanding of those who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ

    • God's Smuggler

      a true-life thriller that will leave you breathless!

      By Brother Andrew

      By Brother Andrew with John & Elizabeth Sherrill

      As a boy, Brother Andrew dreamed of being an undercover spy working behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself working undercover for God. His was a mission filled with danger, financed by faith, supported by miracles.

      Told it was impossible to minister behind the Iron Curtain, Andrew knew that nothing was too hard for God. Crossing "closed" borders, he prayed, "Lord, in my luggage I have Scripture I want to take to Your children. When You were on earth, You made blind eyes see. Now, I pray, make seeing eyes blind. Do not let the guards see those things You do not want them to see." And they never did.

      For 35 years, Brother Andrew's life story has inspired millions to step out on their own journeys of faith. This young Dutch factory worker's near-incredible adventures testify of God's step-by-step guidance and hour by hour provision available to all who follow His call.

      Far from being over, Brother Andrew's current adventures are his most challenging yet. In a new prologue and epilogue, the Sherrills carry his story into the new millennium with an account of Andrew's work in the "closed" societies of Islam.

    • Light force 

      a stirring account of the church caught in the Middle east crossfire

      By Brother Andrew

      By Brother Andrew and Al Janssen

      In the midst of never-ending debates, protest, riots, suicide bombings, and broken peace initiatives, one man came to make a difference. He sought out church leaders and urged them not to flee the violence but to stay and strengthen their congregations to become a force for change. He faced the fiery rhetoric of Muslim fundamentalists head on and told them that the only hope for peace would come through Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

      Previously known for his determination to deliver Bibles behind the Iron Curtain, Brother Andrew has spent the last 30 years on a very different quest. He has traveled to Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel to support the struggling Church. His mission: to bring hope to the believers caught in the crossfire of the most volatile region on earth.

    • secret believers

      What happens when muslims believe in christ

      By Brother Andrew

      By Brother Andrew and Al Janssen

      In his most incredible and eye-opening book to date, Brother Andrew invites you to meet these brave men and women you never knew existed. This is the riveting true story of the church in Islamic countries struggling to come to grips with hostile governments, terrorist acts, and an influx of Muslims coming to Christ. The names and places have been changed to protect the real people in the real places. But the stories are true.

      Secret Believers not only gives you a glimpse of the lives of these courageous believers, it also proposes four practical initiatives for Christians in the West to help these persecuted brothers and sisters. It calls us to join a new kind of jihad, leaving vengeance behind in favor of forgiveness, radical love and unyielding prayer.

    • Blood Brothers

      The true story of middle east unrest

      by elias chacour

      By Elias Chacour with David Hazard, Forward by James A. Baker III, former U.S. Secretary of State

      As a child, Elias Chacour lived in a small Palestinian village in Galilee. The townspeople were  proud of their ancient Christian heritage and live at peace with their Jewish neighbors. But in 1948 and '49 their idyllic lifestyle was swept away as tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed and nearly one million were forced into refugee camps.

      An exile in his native land, Elias began a years-long struggle with his love for the Jewish people and the world's misunderstanding of his own people, the Palestinians. How was he to respond? He found his answer in the simple, haunting words of the Man of Galilee: "Blessed are the peacemakers."

      In Blood Brothers, Chacour blends his riveting life story with historical research to reveal a little-known side of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the birth of modern Israel.

    • Seeking Allah, finding Jesus

      A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

      by nabeel qureshi

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    • The Insanity of god

      A true story of faith resurrected

      by Nik ripken

      By Nik Ripken with Gregg Lewis

      Nik Ripken has walked with followers of Christ from the hills of Kentucky to war-torn Somalia. Faced with suffering in his own family, the realities of war around him, and the systemic destruction of the work he felt called to do, the evil was at times overwhelming. How could God be good, when life was so dark? How could Christ reign victorious on a day when the number of martyrs included some of Nik's best friends? Is there really power in Christ no matter the circumstance?

      The ashes of Somalia led the Ripken's to travel around the world to listen to the stories of more than six hundred believers in over sixty countries. These were men and women who had learned to be tough enough and prepared enough to walk with Jesus through environments of persecution. These believers shout along with the testimony of those in Scripture that Jesus is worth it; He is worth my life, the life of my spouse, and the lives of my children.

      How does faith survive, let alone flourish in the places of life that are overcome with the darkness of sin, despair, and hopelessness? Join Nik as he tells the story of being taught by believers in persecution "how to follow Jesus, how to love Jesus, and how to walk with Him day by day. We may think that we would rather live like the world than do do the "insane" things that Jesus asks of us. But are we really more joyful than those walking the darkest, craziest paths? What does it mean if we are not? Is God truly enough? Have your questions answered in The Insanity of God.

    • no god but one: allah or jesus?

      a former muslim investigates the evidence for islam & christianity

      By Nabeel Qureshi

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    • the calling

      the unforgettable story of a man who discovers the adventure of the calling

      by brother andrew

      with verne becker

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