Persecuted by Paul Marshall
The Global Assault on Christians

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Christians are the world’s most widely persecuted religiousgroup, according to studiesby the Pew Research Center, Newsweek,and the Economist, among others.

A woman is caught with a Bible and publicly shot to death.An elderly priest is abducted and never seen again. Three buses full ofstudents and teachers are struck by roadside bombs. These are not casualties ofa war. These are Christian believers being persecuted for their faith in thetwenty-first century.

Many Americans do not understand that Christians today arevictims in many parts of the world. Even many Western Christians, who worshipand pray without fear of violent repercussions, are unaware that so manyfollowers of Christ live under governments and among people who are oftenopenly hostile to their faith. They think martyrdom became a rarity long ago.

Persecuted soundlyrefutes these assumptions. This book offers a glimpse at the modern-day life ofChristians worldwide, recounting the ongoing attacks that rarely makeinternational headlines.

As Western Christians pray for the future of Christ’schurch, it is vital that they understand a large part of the world’s Christian believerslive in danger. Persecuted gives documentedaccounts of the persecution of Christians in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, andformer Soviet nations. It contains vivid stories of men and women who sufferabuse because of their faith in Jesus Christ, and tells of their perseveranceand courage..

Persecuted is far more than a thorough and moving  study of this global pattern of violence—it isa cry for freedom and a call to action.


About Paul Marshall

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Paul Marshall is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, Washington, D.C. He is the award-winning author of more than twenty books and has spoken on religious freedom, international relations, and radical Islam before Congress and the U.S. State Department and in many other nations. Lela Gilbert is a Gold Medallion-winning freelance writer/editor of more than sixty books, including the award-winning Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion. She is a contributor to the Jerusalem Post, Weekly Standard Online, National Review Online, and other publications. She is an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute and resides in California and Jerusalem. Nina Shea, an international human rights lawyer for thirty years, joined the Hudson Institute as a senior fellow in November 2006, where she directs the Center for Religious Freedom. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have appointed her a US delegate to the United Nation's main human rights body.
Published March 12, 2013 by Thomas Nelson. 410 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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