Captive in Iran by Maryam Rostampour
A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison

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Embark on a chilling journey inside one of the world’s darkest and most dangerous places: Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Here, prisoners are routinely tortured, abused, and violated. Executions are frequent and sudden. But for two women imprisoned for their Christian faith—Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh—this hell on earth was a place of unlikely grace as they reflected God’s love and compassion to their fellow prisoners and guards. Against all odds, Evin would become the only church many of them had ever known.

In Captive in Iran, Maryam and Marziyeh recount their 259 days in Evin. It’s an amazing story of unyielding faith—when denying God would have meant freedom. Of incredible support from strangers around the world who fought for the women’s release. And of bringing God’s light into one of the world’s darkest places—giving hope to those who had lost everything, and showing love to those in despair.
 

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JOHN PERRY is an internationally recognized philosopher and a professor emeritus at Stanford, where he taught philosophy from 1974 to 2008. In 2011, he won the Ig Nobel Prize in literature for the essay on which this book is based. (The Ig Nobels honor achievements in science "that first make people laugh and then make people think.") He is also the co-host of the public radio show "Philosophy Talk", which is broadcast regularly on more than 50 stations in 20 states. The father of three grown children, he lives with his wife in Palo Alto, CA.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by Tyndale Momentum. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Crime. Non-fiction

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Rostampour and Amirizadeh spent 259 days in one of the most notorious and feared prisons in the world for attempting to spread Christianity in Iran. Once imprisoned, the pair opted to face their fears

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The authors’ Christian evangelism in Iran caused them to suffer unimaginable dimensions of persecution. Iranian law lets people openly practice their religion, but it is a crime to convert others from

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