Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Captive in Iran by Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh

Captive in Iran:
A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph Amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison
Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh
with John Perry
Tyndale Publishers

Step into Iran and into the lives of Maryam and Marziyeh as they share their faith amongst the Iranian people, inside and outside of prison. Captive In Iran is the story of two Christian women who are sent to the infamous Evin prison in Tehran, Iran for sharing their Christian faith. Evin prison is notorious for torturing it's inmates, and its quick executions. It's a place of filth, pain, hunger, cold, anger, and sin.

Maryam and Marziyeh's story is one of hope and great interest. As they faced an unknown future in that dismal prison, their faith in Christ and staunch stance on proclaiming His truth are challenged, and through God's grace they stand firm, never denying Jesus. They find themselves far more able to share their faith openly in the prison, and to make an impact for Christ. 
This book provides a thorough picture of the differences between Islam and Christianity. It shows the providence of God through and through. Many years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the middle east, which gave me a glimpse of Islamic nations and the people therein. This experience drew me to picking up this book to read, and I am glad that I did. I would highly recommend reading this book to anyone and everyone.

This book was received through Tyndale Blogger's Network and the review is my own.

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