Faith That Endures
The Essential Guide to the Persecuted Church
by Ronald Boyd-Macmillan
Faith that endures stands as the most comprehensive and authoritative guide on the persecuted Church today. Ron Boyd-MacMillan, the author, part researcher and part journalist, helps to answer these questions in a dramatic and challenging way.
- What does contemporary persecution look like?
- What is a persecuted Christian?
- Where is the persecuted church?
- How can we best assist the persecuted church?
- What does the persecuted church have to teach me?
Through true stories from the author’s many years of work, you will see how God is building His kingdom all around the world. And as you become more connected to the experiences of the persecuted, you will discover new spiritual truths that will transform your own faith and witness.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Brother Andrew
Introduction: “You Need Our Faith to Find Your Own!”
Part One What Does Contemporary Persecution Look Like?
1 The Dying: Kurdistan—Martyrs and Survivors
2 The Creeping: India—Vacuums, Villains, Lies, Mobs, and Megaphones
3 The Squeezing: China—“Persecution Is Like a Bamboo Brush!”
Part Two What Is Persecution?
4 Legal Definitions: Why the United Nations Can’t Help Lucy!
5 Biblical Definitions: Everyone Ought to Be Persecuted!
Part Three Where Is the Persecuted Church?
6 Sources: The Four Global Engines of Persecution Today
7 The Persecuted Church—Part One: Latin America, Middle East, Africa
8 The Persecuted Church—Part Two: Asia and the West
Part Four How Do We Help the Persecuted?
9 The Tricky Business of Doing More Good than Harm
10 What Works When? Seven Tactics of Intervention Assessed
11 The Donor’s Dilemma
Part Five What Can We Learn from the Persecuted?
12 Faith Model: Am I Walking the Way of the Cross?
13 Faith Warning: Am I in Enough Trouble for Jesus?
14 Faith Boost: Is My God Big Enough?
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