One Man Who Dared to Stand Up
Tortured for Christ – Months of solitary confinement, years of periodic physical torture, constant suffering from hunger and cold, the anguish of brainwashing and mental cruelty–these are the experiences of a Romanian pastor during his 14 years in Communist prisons.
His crime, like that of thousands of others, was his fervant belief in Jesus Christ and his public witness concerning that faith.
Meeting in homes, in basements, and in woods–sometimes daring to preach in public on street corners–these faithful souls persisted in their Christian witness knowing full well the ultimate cost of their actions.
This is their story–a classic account of courage, tenacious faith, and unbelievable endurance. This history of the Underground Church reflects the continuing struggle in many parts of the world today.
When you have read this book, pass it to your children. No generation should miss this story. Rob Parsons It’s a Christian classic. Approach with prayer. It could change your life. Rob Frost This book was singularly instrumental in awaking the conscience of the free world to the horrors experienced by our brothers and sisters behind the iron curtain. I remember reading the book many years ago and being deeply moved and convicted. Millions of others were as well. Charles W. Colson, Prison Fellowship Ministries Tortured for Christ made an impact on my life as a recently converted teenager in the sixties. I welcome this new edition of Tortured for Christ and pray that its story will shake many twenty first century Christians out of their complacency towards those who around the world today are still tortured for their Christian witness. Rev John S. Smith, UK Director, Evangelical Allian
About the Author
Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, whose body bore the scars of 14 years of torture and suffering for Christ in a Communist prison, witnessed the indomitable courage and persistent faith of persecuted Christian believers. Following his release from prison, he devoted his life to being a voice for persecuted Christians so others in the body of Christ might serve them and be inspired by their examples of bold faith.