Author(s): Richard Wurmbrand
Richard Wurmbrand suffered 14 years in underground prison cells, months in solitary confinement, and years of physical torture. His only crimes were his fervent belief in Jesus Christ and his public witness for that faith. Richard Wurmbrand exposed the persecution of Christians by atheistic Communist governments--his testimony shocked the Western world.
With over 10 million copies in 60 languages, this is an inspiring true story of faith that every Christian should read.
In addition to the classic story, this 50th anniversary edition features: a foreword by George Verwer and Dale Rhoton, founders of Operation Mobilizationan introduction by Merv Knight, a Wurmbrand historianan updated epilogue by The Voice of the Martyrsphotographs of Richard and his wife, Sabinaan excerpt of Richard's testimony at a US Senate Subcommittee Hearing
Richard Wurmbrand, also known as Nicolai Ionescu (March 24, 1909 – February 17, 2001) was a Romanian Christianminister of Jewish descent. In 1948, having become a Christian 10 years before, he publicly said Communism and Christianity were not compatible. As a result, he experienced imprisonment and torture by the then Communist regime of Romania, for his beliefs. After serving a total of fourteen years, he was ransomed for $10,000. His colleagues in Romania urged him to leave the country and work for religious freedom from a location less personally dangerous. After spending time in Norway and England, he and his wife Sabina, who had also been imprisoned, emigrated to America and dedicated the rest of their lives to publicizing and helping Christians who are persecuted for their beliefs. He wrote more than 18 books, the most widely known being Tortured for Christ. Variations of his works have been translated into more than 60 languages. He founded the international organization Voice of the Martyrs, which continues to aid Christians around the world who are persecuted for their faith.