I Will Die Free
Tortured in a Cuban prison for preaching the gospel, Nobel Alexander refused to recant and found strength in his cry...
"Humberto Noble Alexander stood naked and freezing before his captors in the stark, slabgray interrogation room. Fairness and justice meant nothing here. This was 1962 . . . in Castro's Cuba. Falsely accused of conspiracy to assassinate the communist dictator, this young preacher of the gospel would spend the next twenty-two years as a political prisoner in one of the most inhumane and brutal prison systems on earth. I WILL DIE FREE tells the remarkable story of Noble Alexander's determined fight to stay alive and remain faithful to his Lord inside the very gates of hell.
Denied sleep, given maggot-infested gruel to eat, beaten unmercifully, and forced to labor beyond the normal limits of human endurance, "the Pastor" remained unbroken and more determined than ever to see the cross of Christ triumph behind concrete walls of unimaginable human misery.
From a place where death is often preferred to life comes a stunning testimony of persecution and perseverance that will awe and inspire all who read it with the truth that our God reigns. "
Nobel Alexander was born on February 12, 1934 to Cristobal and Beryl Alexander in San german Oriente, Cuba. He served as an assistant pastor in Cuba from 1959-1962.
On March 20, 1962 after preaching a sermon on the origin of sin, he was ambushed and taken to prison where he was tried and convicted of conspiracy to assassinate Cuban leader, Fidel Castro. Cuban security forces interpreted Noble's sermon, which described Lucifer's struggle for supremacy, as a veiled reference to Castro's regime. Noble was therefore sentenced and served over 22 years in prison where he endured hard labour and torture. During this time, his wife Yraida, divorced him and married a Communist leader.