Thursday, April 2, 2015

Too Many to Jail: The Story of Iran's New Christians by Mark Bradley

Too Many to Jail: The Story of Iran's New Christians

Too Many to Jail: The Story of Iran's New Christians

    I was impressed by the quality and depth of this book called ''Too Many to Jail''! 
I have been interested in not only mission work around the world but especially missions in Islamic countries so this book was a must-read for me! Having read many books and articles on this topic,  I am always overwhelmed by God's mercy when I read accounts of Muslims coming to faith in Christ. Furthermore, I am deeply moved when I read about the strength and depth of the faith of these converts.  To us here in the ease and comfort of the West, it is unbelievable what many of the Christians in the middle east and beyond suffer. All for the name of Christ. In ''Too many to Jail'' there are many, many true-life stories of former Muslim Christians who suffer for the true God. Not only that, this book is a in-depth introduction and study of the Islamic faith, particularly in Iran. The political history of Iran, in the early chapters of the book I found quite interesting to read since it impactful to the lives of the thousands of Iranian Christians. Although some foreign politics can be quite dull, in this book it is not the case. Every chapter was interesting to read.
Some portions further on in the book were rather descriptive and graphic but important in the journey to realisation of what our brothers and sisters in foreign lands endure for the name of Christ! 

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Documents the remarkable rise of the Iranian church, despite fierce persecution, as Iranians grow disillusioned with Islam

In 1979, there were fewer than 500 known Christians from a Muslim background in Iran. Today there are at least 100,000 new believers. Church leaders believe that millions can be added to the church in the next few years--such is the spiritual hunger that exists. The religious violence that accompanied the reign of President Ahmadinejad drained its perpetrators of political and religious legitimacy, and has opened the door to other faiths.