Standing in the Fire: Courageous Christians Living in Frightening Times

Reviewed by: Olivia Lauritzen, a professional writing major at Taylor University



Title: Standing in the Fire: Courageous Christians Living in Frightening Times

Author:  Tom Doyle (with Greg Webster)

Publisher: W Publishing Group

Publication Date: April 11, 2017

Format: Print book

Length: 240 pages


The stories of our brethren in the Middle East are rarely heard, for fear of retribution. In this book, Tom Doyle shares those stories in a way that both protects the identities of believers and plainly tells the reality of suffering and persecution in the Middle East today. The challenges for missionaries ministering in third world countries and for converts and new believers is not just that they will be criticized, but far harsher are the realities of being expelled from schools, denied shopping privileges at major stories, being asked to find new living quarters, and constantly facing threats of physical assault. Add to this the fact that it is extremely difficult to secure Bibles, religious tracts, films, and tapes in a highly censored environment.  In spite of these monumental obstacles, there are those (as revealed in this book) who are daily bearing the cross of Christ and living as walking testimonies to His righteousness.


Rating (1 to 5)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

All church members, especially counselors and leaders

Christian Impact

This book shows the reality of persecution and the magnitude of peace that faith can bring in the lives of Christians in today’s Middle East.

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Standing in the Fire: Courageous Christians Living in Frightening Times

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