Book and DVD Summaries Books Those titles in blue are books which are not to go on the e-store now, but may be put on at a later date. 100 Prison Meditations –
Richard Wurmbrand had plenty of time to think during his fourteen years in a Communist prison. His meditations from those years are provocative, challenging, sometimes disturbing. They are the thoughts of man who has been close to God and close to death. After reading his contemplations, you will read the Bible with a fresh perspective.
A Martyr's Grace
In the history of Moody Bible Institute, twenty-one of its graduates have been martyred for their faith as they followed the Lord to nations around the world. Read their faith-filled journeys as God is glorified through these brothers and sisters who gave their all for Christ.
A Voice in the Dark
When Richard Wurmbrand is arrested, imprisoned and tortured, he finds himself in utter darkness, yet the people who put him there discover that their prisoner has a light which can still be scene in the dark – the love of God.
This incredible story of one man’s faith, despite horrific persecution, is unforgettable and will be an inspiration to all who read it.
Against all Hope
Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armanda Valladares was interned at Cuba’s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison. His life in Castro’s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, squalid living conditions, forced labour and solitary confinement.
Valladares survived by prayer and poetry. His writing, smuggled out to Europe and the U.S., made him one of the world’s most celebrated prisoners of conscience. With a prologue by the author, telling of his life since prison, this story of strength is more relevant than ever.
Alone with God
Imprisoned for three years beneath the ground in solitary confinement, Pastor Wurmbrand composed hundreds of sermons, delivered nightly to an unseen congregation. He committed them to memory by summarizing them in rhymes. These sermons demonstrate in a personal and stimulating way the relevance of the Bible for today.
Answer to the Atheist's Handbook, The
Atheists assert that there is no God. How can they be sure? This Wurmbrand classic answers the many questions and arguments they present, leaving the atheist with a question: “How do you know?”
Behind the Veil – Unmasking Islam
The hour has come to expose the growing worldwide religion of Islam. Our Muslim friends must be delivered from its deception and be brought into a saving knowledge of the truth about our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
We believe that many more Muslims will come to enjoy the true, living God, and that like Communism, Islam will be exposed and defeated. The crucified and risen Christ has already won the victory!
Between Two Tigers
From forbidden baptisms and secret meetings to imprisonment, Christians in Vietnam pay a great price for their faith in Christ. Caught between Communist police and tribal religions, their many testimonies are evidence of God’s faithfulness.
Bold as a Lamb
A fast-paced biography of one of China’s greatest Christian leaders. Imprisoned for preaching the gospel, Samuel Lamb became the secret pastor to hundreds of fellow inmates and the target of those determined to destroy the house church movement in China. Now over 70 he still runs a church from his own home.
China's Christian Martyrs
China's Christian Martyrs is the first attempt to document those who have been martyred for Christ in China from all the various Christian creeds. Since the Nestorians first introduced the gospel to China in the seventh century, an estimated 250,000 Christians have been martyred. More Christians have been killed in China since 1900 than in all the other countries of the world combined. They include some famous names, but the great majority have been ordinary men and women, boys and girls, who perished in countless places and by the most barbaric methods because of their faith.
Christ on the Jewish Road
A Jew by birth, Richard Wurmbrand acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah while in his twenties. In later years he met many other Jewish believers. Share their stories as they speak of a loving heavenly Father who waits with excitement for the return of every prodigal son.
Costly Call, The
The most powerful stories of the twenty-first century are those that we have yet to hear. They are untold tales of heroes of the Christian Faith, those rejected, tortured, and killed because of the one they have chosen to follow. Hassan, Aisha, Wan Mae, Adaheim… Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt….. These are their true stories.
Dalit Freedom - Now and Forever
In many ways, India's Dalits are the supreme victims of human civilization and especially of India's caste system. For over 3000 years, they have endured spiritual, physical, social, economic, cultural, and political dehumanization. There are few days in India when the media does not report atrocities against the Dalits. But who are they? Why are Hindu militants so obsessed with keeping them under subjection?
Daughters of Islam
Almost one-tenth of the world’s population are Muslim women. And they live everywhere on the earth. In Daughters of Islam, Miriam Adeney introduces you to women such as Ladan, Khadija and Fatma. You’ll learn about their lives, questions and hopes, as well as strategies for relating to Muslim women in your own neighbourhood or workplace.
When put to the ultimate test, they offered themselves in extreme devotion - just like the Lord they served. This daily devotional from The Voice of the Martyrs features 365 readings giving a brief account of a historical or modern-day believer who made the ultimate sacrifice for their faith. An inspirational challenge and Scripture accompany each selection.
Eyes of the Tailless Animals
Soon Ok Lee was enjoying a peaceful morning at work in Communist North Korea when she was summoned outside. She did not return. She was taken to prison where she endured six years of inhumane treatment. “When released in front of the prisoners, the eyes of all six thousand stared at me pleading, 'Be a witness for us'.”
A wonderful tool to help Farsi speakers learn English while treasuring God’s Word in their hearts. Available in casebound or leather-bound (deluxe edition) in black and burgundy. The deluxe edition has gold edges with black ribbon markers.
FOXE – Voices of the Martyrs – 33AD to Today
This updated and extensively expanded edition of Foxe's Book of Martyrs by The Voice of the Martyrs, contains stories of persecution from 33 A.D. to today. Stories of heroic courage and overcoming faith. Stories of the love of God and Christ. Stories of the amazing grace of God that enabled men, women, and children to endure persecutions and often horrible deaths. Honour the memory of the martyrs with a copper plated "Cross of Fellowship" necklace included with each book. Buy your copy today.
Hearts of Fire
Into a world that often equates Christian leadership and persecution with men comes the incredible stories of eight women who stood in the face of severe persecution and trials as examples of undying love and commitment to their Saviour. From kidnappings to beatings, imprisonment and loss of loved ones, Hearts of Fire reveals the struggles of women in today's persecuted Church.
Heavenly Man, The
The Heavenly Man is the intensely dramatic story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a village in Henan Province and used him mightily to preach the gospel despite horrific opposition.
Brother Yun is one of China’s house church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith. His account challenges any complacency about the situation in China. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to emphasize the character and beauty of Jesus.
This astonishing book will form a watershed in your spiritual life.
I Dared to Call Him Father
The cost Muslims face when converting to Christianity is great. It costs them their families, and sometimes even their lives. You will want to read this story of a Pakistani woman named Madame Bilquis Sheikh, who set out on a journey to seek the Lord and who then faced the consequences of calling God her Father.
If Prison Walls could Speak
"My purpose is to show what Communist imprisonment and torture can do to a Christian’s mind and faith."
In God’s Underground
This inspiring drama tells the story of Richard Wurmbrand's imprisonment for his faith by hard-line Communists. Sentenced to "life" in a death room, he was able to rejoice in his Lord amid the most horrific conditions. It is a story of triumphant faith.
In the Shadow of the Cross
A vital reference work from The Voice of the Martyrs! "The Bible (especially the New Testament) was written by persecuted believers to persecuted believers. This context cannot be ignored without it having profoundly negative implications for how we read and apply the Bible and how we follow Christ individually and corporately. A cross-centered gospel requires cross-carrying messengers." --Glenn M. Penner, from In the Shadow of the Cross
Into the Den of Infidels
After years of railing against God, Khalil was caught by a love that wouldn’t let him go. Unable to bear the struggle any longer, he cried out to God to know the truth. He gave his heart to the One who filled his inner being with joy. Read the compelling stories of eight Muslim converts in Egypt - the intellectual capital of Islam - as they persevered until they discovered the truth.
Iran: Desperate for God
An oppressive Islamic state drives its people into the arms of God! Despite the tremendous oppression in Iran, an intense spiritual hunger is breaking out across the country. The salvation of Jesus Christ is sweeping through one of the most oppressive terrorist nations on earth. How can it be? Read seven testimonies of Muslims who found true freedom.
I Will Die Free
I Will Die Free tells the remarkable story of Noble Alexander’s determined fight to stay alive and remain faithful to his Lord inside the very gates of hell.
Denied sleep, given maggot-infested gruel to eat, beaten unmercifully, and forced to labour beyond the normal limits of human endurance, “the Pastor” remained unbroken and more determined than ever to see the cross of Christ triumph behind concrete walls of unimaginable human misery. From a place where death is often preferred to life comes a stunning testimony of persecution and perseverance that will awe and inspire all who read it with the truth that our God reigns.
Jesus Freaks Vol I: Martyrs
dc Talk and VOM have collaborated in producing this collection of world-wide testimonies, targeting teens with the message of the Persecuted Church. Almost one hundred and fifty personal testimonies and quotes. Teens in your youth group or home will come face to face with a conquering Saviour who is able to carry them through any situation in life.
Jesus Freaks Vol II: Revolutionaries
This second volume moves beyond stories of martyrs to tell the dramatic story of revolutionaries-those men and women who took a stand and changed their world.
In Jesus Freaks: Volume 2, dcTalk again challenges readers to pray for the persecuted church around the world and to openly stand for Jesus.
These testimonies show how Jesus Freaks like Corrie Ten Boom, Martin Luther, William and Catherine Booth and more took a stand for Christ that challenged the prevailing culture of the day. Often, they were martyred for their beliefs, but their act of revolt bettered the world around them.
Jesus, Friend to Terrorists
Terrorist groups have mushroomed on all continents and claim dedicated supporters and sympathizers. Many people react to them with horror as headlines assault them from all over the world. How should Christians react?
This book takes you on a journey into North Korea to view what is possibly the most rigidly controlling religious system on the planet--Juche. Through the use of unchallengeable totalitarian power, North Korea’s ruling elite enforces Juche ideology in every aspect of the culture.
Kneeling we Triumph Book 1
Kneeling we Triumph Book 1 is a storehouse of precious nuggets on the subject of prayer, compiled from the writings of men and women of the past. Consisting of sixty two-page readings, this book will awaken you to the tremendous possibilities of prayer.
Kneeling we Triumph Book 2
Kneeling we Triumph Book 2 is a storehouse of precious nuggets on the subject of prayer, compiled from the writings of men and women of the past. Consisting of sixty two-page readings, this book will awaken you to the tremendous possibilities of prayer
Marx & Satan
Karl Marx began life in a God-fearing family. Drastic changes led him to a deep personal rebellion against God and all Christian values. By examining Marx’s writings, Wurmbrand builds a convincing case for Marx’s undeniable Satanic preference.
Military Overcoat, The
The gigantic Chinese empire, now, as always, wrapped in mystery and the travel goal of many an adventurer.
The scene of colossal historic events and bloody tragedies.
More than one billion souls under the yoke of communism and beginning to awake.
This story is about real persons living in China. Although they are forced to carry on in secrecy, their very existence represents a great hope for their people.
Mosque and its Role in Society, The
This is an in-depth report on a single word: Mosque.
It is a detailed and well-documented study which will provoke, challenge and enlighten you. So be prepared! As you read this you will discover the Islamic view of life and religion, the purpose of a mosque, and what role a mosque plays in society.
The authors have provided a challenging work that needs to be taken seriously by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
New Foxe's Book of Martyrs, The
Rewritten and updated by Harold J. Chadwick. Your own faith will be challenged by the steadfast faith of these courageous believers of the past and present. This classic work has been edited with easy-to-read modern English.
This unique resource is the first attempt ever to profile all the people groups of China! Based on field research, it is the fruit of more than ten years work and includes maps, statistics and linguistic classifications, as well as 704 full-colour photographs of 490 people groups. Recent ethnological and anthropological material and much more make up this comprehensive book.
Read over two hundred true stories of ordinary people from around the world who overcame extraordinary circumstances. In this redesigned edition, Richard Wurmbrand, who spent a total of fourteen years in Communist Romania's prisons, shares faith-challenging testimonies of people who are surrendered to Jesus. Seeing Christ do the "impossible" through them will help you see that He can make all things possible for you as well. You will want to love and serve the Lord with a greater passion as you read of a depth of love and commitment rarely found in the free world.
Pastor’s Wife, The
Her husband had been taken, his fate unknown, and now their young son would be left alone as police arrested her. Sabina’s heart wrenching story of her imprisonment in Romania speaks of the faithfulness of Christ in every situation.
People of the Book
Many people believe in God, but still feel that the creator is distant, remote and unreal. You may be one such person buy are still searching. A. James leads you on a journey where you can find:
Peace with God and yourself
Happiness and purpose
Assurance of eternal life
There is a misunderstanding about what the People of the Book believe. This book simply puts the record straight and answers some frequently asked questions.
People's of the Bhuddist World
Complete with full-colour photos, maps and graphs, Peoples of the Buddhist World is an exceptional resource for any Christian committed to praying for the Buddhist world! In this one volume, Paul Hattaway has meticulously collected the available information on all the Buddhist people groups in the world. Readers will learn about the different forms of Buddhism, where and how these are practiced, and what special challenges they present for Christians who want to bring the gospel of Jesus to Buddhists.
Rescue the Captors
American bush pilot Russell Stendal was kidnapped by Colombian Marxist guerillas in 1983. Held at gunpoint deep in the jungle, Russell began to share God's love with them. Be encouraged as you learn how the light of the Holy Spirit can vanquish darkness and ignorance. Color photos and a 64-page appendix of Bible application are included. Russell continues to fly today in partnership with VOM, taking the gospel to the vast hostile area of Eastern Colombia.
Spiritual Battle for Cuba, The
Fidel Castro proclaims that religious persecution has never existed on this island nation. Now learn the real history. After more than four decades under dictatorial rule, Christians in Cuba have no fear. Believers remain faithful, sharing Christ throughout Castro’s “prison,” where revival continues to sweep the country.
Stories from China: Fried Rice for the Soul
This book of 52 meditations, written by Luke Wesley, a missionary to China, will enlighten the reader to the spiritual power God gives to believers in the midst of persecution. It will also impress upon readers the urgent need to pray for believers who live in restricted areas of the world.
Tortured for Christ
Read the book that started The Voice of the Martyrs around the world. A startling but thrilling look at God at work in the darkest regions of this sinful world. The 30th anniversary edition features photos, testimonies from Christian leaders and an update on VOM.
Triumphant Church, The
A three-part study guide on suffering and persecution from the writings of Richard Wurmbrand, John Piper and Milton Martin. An excellent tool for Bible studies, sermons and understanding the Persecuted Church around the world.
Raised as Sunni Muslims by a mosque leader, the authors of "Unveiling Islam" have lived the Muslim life. Now Christians and highly respected theology professors, the Caner brothers present a sympathetic yet uncompromising view of Islam's practices, ethics and beliefs and includes a practical approach for Christians to open a productive dialogue with Muslims.
Wear the Crown
In many countries around the world, our brothers and sisters in Christ are suffering for the sake of the gospel. And yet they do not back down. They will not deny their faith. Wear the Crown highlights just a few of the inspirational stories of these ordinary men and women who find extraordinary strength in their complete surrender to the Lord.
With God in Solitary Confinement
He was alone for three years in a prison cell—30 feet below the ground. During that time, Richard Wurmbrand never saw the sun or glanced at another human being. However, as he sat shackled he heard a very clear voice— Christ ministering to him. What resulted was a man full of the love of Jesus Christ, wanting to proclaim all that God had spoken during those years of total intimacy.
DVD’s Burma Special Report
This 20-minute programme features first-hand testimonies from Burma’s underground believers, who face one of the most repressive regimes in the world. But we also hear encouraging news of great spiritual hunger in this nation, and of how churches are growing despite the constant threat of surveillance and police action.
Faith Under Fire – India
Find out why the persecution of Christians has risen so dramatically over the past decade in India. Hear powerful testimonies from followers of Jesus who are spreading the Gospel in the face of danger. Learn how the Voice of the Martyrs Canada and its partnering organizations in India are using exciting and creative projects to help the Persecuted Church. Also, witness the incredible extra feature footage of a pastor being beaten by a mob for his Christian witness.
Pray for China
Release’s late President Rob Frost visited China to discover the truth about the church in China. While the authorities claim they uphold religious freedom for all, underground churches and Christian leaders say they continue to face severe restrictions, and pastors and individual Christians are still being arrested and imprisoned on spurious charges.
Prayer Works 2005
A 30 minute DVD on the power of prayer and how it holds a great bearing on the Persecuted church. Including two short films and a Powerpoint presentation.
Available on DVD only (2006, 30 minutes)
Remains of the Day
This new one-hour documentary tells the story of how Christians continue to face sectarian violence in Nigeria. This powerful production tells the story of five Christians who survived violent attacks in Maiduguri, Borno State in 2006. Despite their terrifying experiences, these believers, amazingly, have been able to forgive their attackers, and continue to stand firm in their faith. The DVD also features an interview with the Bishop of Jos, Rt Rev Dr. Benjamin Kwashi, who recently narrowly escaped death after the second violent attack on his family in 18 months. Please use this documentary to encourage prayer for the Christians in Nigeria.
A DVD featuring the stories and testimonies of persecuted Christians in Eritrea. Presented by RI’s late President Rob Frost, who visited the refugee camp described here, the video reports on the persecution being endured by Christians, as well as the remarkable story of how the church has grown among the refugees.
The DVD also includes a PowerPoint presentation on Eritrea which can be used by churches and groups as part of our campaign to promote prayer for Eritrea.
Last summer, The Voice of the Martyrs invited eight ordinary teenagers from around the United States and Australia to meet the underground church of Vietnam. Their mission was simple-to bring Bibles and other help and learn what it is really like to be a Christian in a restricted nation. See their experience with your own eyes....
Hear the voices and see the faces of today's persecuted Christians in Uzbekistan in this brand new video by The Voice of the Martyrs. Filmed on location in mid-2007, you will be encouraged by their faith, moved by their trials, and motivated to pray for your Christian family as they courageously follow Christ and share Him with others.
Wurmbrand Sermon Series
Be inspired by the courage and compassion of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, the founder of The Voice of the Martyrs, through three challenging messages:
The Faces of God—Boiling water was thrown in a girl’s face because of her mother’s Christian activities. Can her face shine with Christ’s love? Pastor Wurmbrand discusses the many faces of God and His children. (55 minutes)
Preserve the Word—What harm can man do to the Word of God? How should a Christian handle the Bible? Pastor Wurmbrand answers these questions and shares the “Song of Jesus.” (60 minutes)
No Other God—This stirring message reveals five essences of the Bible and how all things become beautiful, even an underground prison cell when seen through the eyes of Jesus.(60 minutes)
Also included in this powerful set is Sabina Wurmbrand’s In Prison With Psalm 107 (60 minutes).
Lift Your Hearts to Heavenly Places
A collection of 14 worship songs in an album mainly featuring Lucy Stimpson-Maynard and Lucy Rutherford both of who performed in His Story.