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God's Generals: The Martyrs

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ROBERTS LIARDON

"Chronicles the lives of some of the great martyrs of the Christian faith--and also some of the lesser-known ones--whose inspirational testimonies, acts of courage, and even seasons of doubt both encourage and point awareness toward the persecuted church of the twenty-first century"--

They Paid the Ultimate Price In his sixth God's Generals volume, Roberts Liardon chronicles some of the great martyrs for the faith;and some of the lesser-known ones. Their inspirational testimony, acts of courage, and even seasons of doubt both encourage and point awareness toward the persecuted church of the twenty-first century. The book includes profiles on...Apostle Paul and Stephen the Faithful (c. 100 AD) Polycarp of Smyrna, Justin Martyr, and Ignatius of Antioch (c. 100-175 AD) Perpetua, Blandina, and Irenaeus and Fabian (c. 175-350 AD)William Tyndale, John Wyclyffe, Patrick Hamilton, and John Hus (c. 1300-1530) Anne Askew, John Foxe, Hugh Latimer, and Thomas Cranmer (c. 1530-1560)Martyrs from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John and Betty Stam, and Jim Elliot (c. 1900-1950) Wang Zhiming, Gaspar Makil, and Archbishop Oscar Romero (c. 1950-1990) Martyrs from the twenty-first century, in regions such as the Philippines, Iraq, Libya, and Syria

Paperback, 416 pages
13: 9781629117324

Contents:
The blood of the saints is the seed of the church --
Persecuted Christians on the world stage (AD 2000-today) --
Turning the world upside down (AD 1-100) --
On the road to glory (AD 100) --
Defeating Rome's death squads (AD 100-300) --
God never pauses (AD 300-1300) --
One thousand years to freedom (AD 1300-1500) --
Flames overcome the darkness (AD 1500-1600) --
Missionaries go into all the world (AD 1600-1900) --
Communism : Satan's weapon of mass desturction (AD 1900-2000) --
Nazism : the cost of discipleship (AD 1900-2000) --
Gospel power in the Third World (AD 1900-2000) --
Today's global war : what can we do?