|About the Book|
Western Christianity has no theology of persecution. With economic prosperity at an all-time high and material comfort the norm, believers in the West have accepted a faith with little risk. The Bible, however, consistently paints a radically different picture, where the rule is: first the persecution- then the blessing. And for much of the church around the world, this is the daily reality.In this 30-day devotional, each reading begins with a selected Bible text followed by a true story of faith in the face of persecution (collected from the ministry of Open Doors with Brother Andrew). Strengthening and encouraging the reader, it will provide a touch-point for their prayers, and remind them of the urgent needs of the church in countries that are hostile to the Gospel. Following each story are observations to help stimulate meditation or discussion and thoughts to help apply the principles highlighted by the devotion.