When faith is forbidden: 40 days on the frontlines with persecuted Christians

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader


When faith is forbidden: 40 days on the frontlines with persecuted Christians


Todd Nettleton


Moody Publishers







270 pages


Todd Nettleton is the host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio which is heard daily on over 1000 radio stations. He has interviewed many believers who have been persecuted and tortured for their faith. Many have been ostracized from their families, been threatened physically and emotionally. Their stories will touch your hearts, bring tears to your eyes and encourage you in your own Christian life. You will be amazed at their commitment to Christ in the midst of the most horrible treatment of them and their families.

Each of the forty chapters has a similar format: Nettleton begins with an appropriate Scripture verse followed by the story of one his interviewees which is accompanied by a photo. Following the story is For Reflection (a few thoughts on the interview), a prayer, a space for the reader’s journaling and a short entry from the author’s journal.

These bold believers and their experiences should inspire you in your own Christian life.


4 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Christians who are interested in those persecuted for their faith.

Christian impact:

Readers will be inspired by the strong faith of those persecuted for their Christianity.


When Faith Is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians




About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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