A foreign culture, with a belief in Jesus but not the Messiah and Lord that Christians profess. A culture where true belief in Christ can be a death sentence. Where accurate information about Christianity can be hard to come by, and the ability to assess the truth of information about it is difficult to obtain. Where people you know and love exercise hatred toward Christianity, America, and professing Christians. Like you.
Become immersed in a forbidden culture - that of Christians in lands where it is a capital crime to be so. The prose draws you into the story, the true story of these courageous men and women, who have forsaken friends, family, safety, and sometimes their own lives for the sake of Christ. The first, larger part of the book chronicles over a decade of drama, intrigue, revelations, and trials of these outlaw believers and the Christians who risk everything to be in a place to help them. Part two challenges readers to respond to the issues and truths covered in the first part, and gently leads concerned parties to proper attitudes towards Muslims and issues surrounding this highly volatile modern reality.
In his most incredible and eye-opening book to date, Brother Andrew invites you to meet brave men and women you never knew existed. This is the riveting true story of the Church in Islamic countries struggling to come to grips with hostile governments, terrorist acts, and an influx of Muslims coming to Christ. The names and places have been changed to protect the real people in the real places. But the stories are true.
Now available in paperback, Secret Believers not only gives you a glimpse of the lives of these courageous believers, it also proposes four practical initiatives for Christians in the West to help these persecuted brothers and sisters. It calls us to join a new kind of jihad, leaving vengeance behind in favor of forgiveness, radical love, and unyielding prayer.
Brother Andrew began taking Bibles to Christians behind closed borders in 1955. That work has since developed into Open Doors International. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books, including God's Smuggler. Brother Andrew makes his home in the Netherlands.
Al Janssen has co-written or authored more than twenty-five books, including Light Force. He is chairman of the board for Open Doors (USA) with Brother Andrew and is director of communications for Open Doors International. Janssen lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.