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Bearing Witness : Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship (Paperback)

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Since the birth of Christianity, the church has commemorated those who suffered for their faith in Christ. In the Anabaptist tradition, especially, stories of the boldness and steadfastness of early Christian and Reformation-era martyrs have been handed down from one generation to the next through books such as Thieleman von Braght’sMartyrs’ Mirror (1685).Who are today’s Christian martyrs? The stories of more recent Christian witnesses are often unknown, even within their own faith communities. This book brings together dozens of accounts from around the world of believers who gave witness to Christ in the face of intense persecution, even if it cost them their lives. From the stoning of Stephen to Nigerian Anabaptists persecuted by Boko Haram today, these stirring accounts will inspire greater faithfulness to the way of Jesus, reminding us what costly discipleship looks like in any age.Bearing Witness tells the stories of Stephen, Polycarp, Justin Martyr, Agathonica, Papylus, Carpus, Perpetua, Tharacus, Probus, Andronicus, Marcellus, Jan Hus, Michael and Margaretha Sattler, Weynken Claes, William Tyndale, Jakob and Katharina Hutter, Anna Janz, Jacob Hochstetler, Joseph and Michael Hofer, Emanuel Swartzendruber, Regina Rosenberg, Eberhard and Emmy Arnold, Johann Kornelius Martens, Ahn Ei Sook, Jacob Rempel, Clarence Jordan, Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, Tulio Pedraza, Stanimir Katanic, Samuel Kakesa, Kasai Kapata, Jimmie Lee Jackson, the Meserete Kristos church of Ethiopia, Alexander Menn, Jose Chuquin, Katherine Wu, and members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria.This book is part of the Bearing Witness Stories Project, a collaborative story-gathering project involving Anabaptist believers from many different traditions and locations.
Number of Pages: 226
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2016
TCIN: 50985070
UPC: 9780874867046
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-7760
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