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Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2009
Ahn E. Sook stood alone among thousands of kneeling people. Her bold defiance of the tyrannical demand to bow to pagan Japanese shrines condemned her to a living death in the filth and degradation of a Japanese prison. This brave woman remained faithful to Christ in the face of brutality, oppression, and ruthlessness of her captors. The story of how she won many of her fellow prisoners to Christ in the most deplorable conditions is an inspiration to all.
ESTHER AHN KIM was a Korean Christian who spent six years (1939-1945) in Japanese prisons during WWII as a result of her faith. As she prepared to be martyred, Miss Ahn¿s courageous activities in prison brought the light of the Gospel to many, and resulted in a reduction of the brutal torture Christians were subjected to. After her release she was married to Don Kim, and the couple toured Europe and the United States speaking of God¿s sustaining power during those harrowing years. She is author of If I Perish. Her story was published in Korea and Japan, where it became a national sensation, reaching number three on the all-time religious bestseller list.
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E WAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5If I perishAugust 21, 2017E WAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book again shows what it means to live in a country where there is no freedom of religion.I only pray I would be as brave as Ahn.
DavidVictoria, BC5 Stars Out Of 5A true example of faith.October 3, 2014DavidVictoria, BCQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"True faith should be like those stars, I thought, shinning even brighter as the world becomes darker." - Esther Ahn Kim.
I couldn't put this book down. I pray that I can learn from this example of faith and live my own life with a fraction of the faith demonstrated by Ahn.
Bobbiann Markle4 Stars Out Of 5May 24, 2013Bobbiann MarkleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed reading this autobiographical story of Ahn Sook and her brave stand for her faith. She did what she believed was right, even though she expected to be tortured and killed for it. With God's help, she lived through 6 years of imprisonment, and was released when Japan surrendered at the end of WWII.
A Restful PlaceMissouriAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful Story of God's Grace!August 17, 2011A Restful PlaceMissouriAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book outlines and is a great example of long suffering and faithfulness to the Lord. I enjoyed reading it though I wouldn't recommend it for young children as it does have some explanations of the torture the Christians endured that would be too much for young minds.
It's a wonderful story about hope and trust. Ahn was a Korean Christian school teacher who wouldn't bow to the pagan Japanese shrines. She was on the run for many months before being caught and imprisoned. Ahn E. Sook was imprisoned for her faith and taken to many different horrible prisons during her stay. They fed her spoiled scrapes of food they often called it 'chicken feed'.
She had a wonderful ministry through it all and a determination to never give up on her God and to spread God's sustaining power to as many as possible. Preaching the word of God to her fellow inmates and leading many to the Lord was her goal her entire imprisonment. After her imprisonment she traveled the United States and Europe to share the gospel there with her new husband.
The Lord gave her so many wonderful experiences while in prison. Children adored her and many of the jailers were kind to her (though there were still mean ones). She had the privilege to bring several of her jail mates to the Lord.
It's a hard book but one that will leave a good impression. I look forward to sharing pieces of this wonderful book with others. I pray that what I've learned through this book will build up my relationship with my Lord and the ones I know. A steadfast and faithful heart...
* Disclaimer - I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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