Monday, August 15, 2011

11th Book Read

I literally just finished this book. I really had no clue that Christians were still being persecuted so intently today for their faith. This seems like something that would have occurred years ago, but still today?

Imagine you are sitting in your living room, reading an old family Bible or singing songs of praise to God. Without warning the police storm in. They ransack your home, taking what they want, especially that Bible you are reading. They may arrest you. They may harm you. Your crime: worshipping God. If you have children at home it is worse, as it is illegal to teach them about Christ, they most likely will be taken into custody.

Honestly, it is very hard for me to imagine, as we have so much freedom in the United States. It is a mighty reminder to thank God so much that I can say His name freely. Also, I need to pray about what He wants me to do now that I am aware that not everyone has the freedom to do so.

I will admit that the writing of this book is a bit choppy, and hard to follow at times, but the message needs to be heard.

I read this 400 page book in two days, mostly with tears running down my face. I kept wanting to believe that this was all fiction, but God used this book to show my heart that although this particular book is fiction, the message is all too real.