Daughters of Hope: Stories of Witness and Courage in the Face of Persecution
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India, China, Indonesia, North Korea. These are some of the most dangerous places to live if you are a Christian, and (due to many factors) Christian women are in a much worse position. These stories are harsh reminders of both the blessing of living in a country where persecution happens only very rarely and that these atrocities are still happening on a daily basis around the world. This book will give faces and voices to the sometimes invisible victims and guide you in supporting these and other Christian women as they struggle to live out their Christian witness in a world that desperately needs Christ.
Number of Pages: 180
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2003
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"An encouraging, inspiring and challenging collection of testimonies of women who embrace our Living Hope--Jesus Christ--in nations where bearing the name of Christ can bring rejection, loss, beatings, imprisonment and even death."
"If you want to understand the reality of God working in and through the lives for thousands of women across the developing world today then read Daughters of Hope. The power of story is undeniable, and the true stories you find here will bring you understanding as well as deeply move you."
"In their book Daughters of Hope Michele and Kay have challenged my thinking. This book is filled with stories of ordinary women who have surrendered their lives to Christ and allowed him to use them to accomplish his purpose. They are his servants, showing us how to live out the truth of Colossians 3:3, 'For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.' Each story is different; the common thread is how God uses lives fully devoted to him."
"Daughters of Hope is an eye-opening collection of stories about courageous women who are putting their lives on the line every day to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett have done a wonderful job of representing these women and presenting, in a very riveting way, the dangers they face on a regular basis. Not only does it challenge the reader, but it also provides practical ways to become involved. I recommend it as a must-read for everyone who wants to know what God is doing in the most difficult to evangelize places in the world and how they can have a part in spreading the good news."
"An outcast Indian woman who suffered harsh persecution for her faith asked incredulously, 'If it doesn't cost you anything, how do you in America know what it means to be a Christian?' After reading the poignant stories Kay and Michele tell of the persecuted women of faith around the world, I asked myself that question. I wept as I read of the Nigerian woman whose husband was killed the night Muslims burned their church, or the Sudanese mother raped and killed by the authorities, or the young Moroccan believer who escaped after her father threatened to kill her. They persevered because they love Jesus. It's in these dark and difficult places of the world that women of God are demonstrating the reality of what it means to be a Christian. The heart-breaking stories awakened my heart, as they will yours, to seek justice, to pray for mercy and to thank God for the grace I so undeservedly enjoy."
"This much-needed book provides compelling stories of the power of the kingdom of God in the lives of women suffering under the tyranny of injustice and oppression. Anyone reading this through the eyes of Christ will be motivated to take seriously the practical prayer and action steps suggested to help ordinary women become extraordinary witnesses in situations seemingly without hope."
Joy5 Stars Out Of 5November 1, 2003Joy
This book's riveting accounts of women who suffer persecution for the Lord's sake are both heart-rending and convicting. The best aspect of the book, I believe, is that it gives both prayer points & action points so that we can be involved with women all over the world who prove their love for the Lord by willingly sacrificing everything for Him.
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