Monday, May 25, 2009

This week’s featured resources from The Voice of the Martyrs (May 24-30, 2009)

Do you love church history? I do. That’s why I think that books like this week’s featured items need to be in every Christian’s library.  We need to remember the sacrifice of those who went before us and imitate their faith (Hebrew 13:7).

 Blood of the Martyrs, Seed of the Church by Thomas Thigpen

Encounter the faith of early believers like John the Baptist, Stephen, and Paul. Marvel at the courage of those who were killed by pagan kings and government officials. Travel alongside early missionaries whose death inspired others to come to faith. Mourn the tragedy of Christians warring against other Christians. And meet contemporary men and women whose lives of service and death are precious in the sight of the Lord. ($15.00. Paperback, 216 Pages)

Martyrs Mirror by Thieleman J. Van Braght

This book is a record of the path of the early Christian martyrs up to the mid-seventeenth century; Christians who paid a high price, the sacrifice of their own lives, to preserve a pure faith and the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. Tortures, persecutions and sufferings were endured with fortitude and trust in God. This book tells the stories of more than four thousand Christians who endured suffering, torture, and death because of their simple faith in the gospel of Christ. Songs, letters, prayers, and confessions appear with the descriptions of defenceless Christians who were able to love their enemies and return good for evil. ($40.00. Hardcover, 1158 pages)

Foxe: Voices of the Martyrs by The Voice of the Martyrs

Understand our rich Christian heritage with new eyes. Be stirred to action by these testimonies of faith. Encounter the stories of Christian martyrs from the dawn of Christianity to the modern times and allow their witness to overflow into your life. This special leather-bound edition, which includes a special cross pendant, will be a treasured addition to any library. ($25.00. Hardcover, 476 pages.)

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