Living in a country where the right to worship is protected, it's hard to fathom how different it is in countries where Christians are persecuted for their beliefs. However, what these Christians face is not so different from what Christ tells his followers in the New Testament. He warns his disciples that when they go out to spread the word of God's love, they will face persecution. Being a follower of Jesus in many countries can mean exactly that.
The book is a challenge. If you are a true believer, are you willing to spread the word of God and be faced with persecution. It's a hard challenge to answer, but Christians in many countries face that challenge on a daily basis.
This book chronicles Ripkin's journey to other countries to find what people are doing to respond to the call to witness to others to bring them to Christ. It contains many amazing examples of Christians willingly facing persecution and will give you a new view of Christianity today. I believe every Christian should read this book. It will give you a different view of what it means to follow Christ.
I reviewed this book for PR by the Book.