Monday, April 29, 2013

Captive in Iran: A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison [Hardcover]

Maryam Rostampour , Marziyeh Amirizadeh , Anne Graham Lotz , John Perry

Book Description

April 2, 2013
Embark on a chilling journey inside one of the world’s darkest and most dangerous places: Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Here, prisoners are routinely tortured, abused, and violated. Executions are frequent and sudden. But for two women imprisoned for their Christian faith—Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh—this hell on earth was a place of unlikely grace as they reflected God’s love and compassion to their fellow prisoners and guards. Against all odds, Evin would become the only church many of them had ever known.

In Captive in Iran, Maryam and Marziyeh recount their 259 days in Evin. It’s an amazing story of unyielding faith—when denying God would have meant freedom. Of incredible support from strangers around the world who fought for the women’s release. And of bringing God’s light into one of the world’s darkest places—giving hope to those who had lost everything, and showing love to those in despair.
My Review:
This is a tremendous book. I would recommend every christian to read this book. These two women spent in 259 in the Evin prison in Iran for being Christians. Instead of letting the horrible conditions and treatment in this prison system discourage them,  they were an encouragement to the other prisoners. They lived the gospel while being confined and shared Jesus to all those who sought them out. This book is not an easy read at times but comes highly recommended. I think these ladies need to write another book about there lives now that they live in America. We might be surprised by what they have to say.
I received complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House.