This Gold Medallion-nominated book opens the eyes of a new generation to the persecution of Christians around the world. Offering stories of martyrs past and present, it's a wake-up call to prayer and to lives of unashamed faith.
Definition of martyr: (from the Greek word for "witness")
One who chooses to suffer death rather than to deny Jesus Christ or His work.
One who bears testimony to the truth of what he has seen or heard or knows, as in a witness in court of justice.
One who sacrifices something very important to further the kingdom of God.
One who endures servere or constant suffering for their Christian witness.
A Jesus Freak.
There are more Christian martyrs today than there were in 100 AD--in the days of the Roman Empire. According to a study done at Regent University, there were close to 164,000 Christians martyred around the world in 1999. Their stories must be told.
Stage name tobyMac, is a Christian Grammy Award-winning recording artist, producer and songwriter. TobyMac is one of the first Christian rappers. He was first known for being a member of the Christian singing trio DC Talk, staying with them from 1989. He has since continued a successful solo career.
About the Author
Michael Tait is the current lead singer of Newsboys, and one third of Christian rock group dcTalk. Tait also has had success in his solo career, founding a band called Tait in 1997. He toured as a solo act until 2007. He became lead singer of the Christian pop rock band Newsboys in 2009.