- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale Momentum; 39388th edition (March 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414371217
- ISBN-13: 978-1414371214
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
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Captive in Iran: A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison Paperback – March 1, 2014
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Living in the supernatural and yet in a desperate way of life, at times, these women have a triumphant joy we have yet to learn.
"Now, as we entered each cell, we prayed for all the people who had been locked up there. We hoped they now had their freedom, that we had been faithful witnesses to them, and that they would continue to listen for the spirit of Christ moving in their hearts. Then we started thinking about the women who would be locked up there after we were gone. How could we reach out to them? There were damp places on the walls where little chunks of plaster had fallen off. Using these pieces of plaster as chalk, we wrote Bible verses and Christian messages all over the walls, and on the ceilings where prisoners could read them as they fell asleep. We prayed aloud and sang songs until late in the night. All alone in an underground prison cell, we shared a joyous celebration of faith."
In addition, the beautiful way they lived and loved their prison mates is such a powerful testimony of what it means to be in Christ, to know His love. Because they truly knew His love for them, many more (some who never made it out alive) were set free in His love forever - while still behind bars.
This is a challenging book to read, not in its difficulty, but in its challenge to my personal comfort level. But that makes it all the better.
It is easy to identify with the authors and feel compassion for them and the other women in prison. It book is well written and edited for smooth transitions and has no obvious spelling or typographic errors.
For nine long months these women are subject to conditions that nightmares are made of. They befriend the majority of the women prisoners with kindness, concern, prayers when asked (which was a lot) and a witness for Jesus that was communicated in so many ways. Their prison became a church actually furthering their original mission.
As an American woman and a Christian, peering into the lives of regular folks in Tehran and how the lack of consistency and justice that we have become so casual with here in the USA brings a sense of gratitude for where I live and increased understanding for the sadness of those caught in such tyranny. Their justice system is shockingly corrupt. Marcia and Miriam faced this danger every day and constantly rose above in the strength of the God they know and love. They know what it means to love Him with all their heart, mind and strength - more than life itself - and to trust God under circumstances many of us will never know.
I highly recommend the book. It is fast-moving and amazingly interesting, filled with culture, customs, hopes and dreams.
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I know one of these women and you cant imagine the strength of her Christian values!
Truly remarkable story!