After years of imprisonment and solitary confinement, enduring inhumane torture, Richard Wurmbrand emerges with a powerful testimony of courageous faith. Even today, believers are suffering and dying for Christ, yet their faith will not falter under the most unthinkable persecutions. In this stirring account, Wurmbrand (founder of The Voice of the Martyrs) encourages us to remember those in chains and equips us to help our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.
Months of solitary confinement, years of periodic physical torture, constant suffering from hunger and cold, the anguish of brainwashing and mental cruelty… these are the experiences of a Romanian pastor during his fourteen years in Communist prisons.
His crime, like that of thousands of others, was his fervent belief in Jesus Christ and his public witness concerning that faith.
Meeting in homes, in basements, and in woods--- sometimes daring to preach in public on street corners… these faithful souls persisted in their Christian witness knowing full well the ultimate cost of their actions.
This is their story… a classic account of courage, tenacious faith, and unbelievable endurance. This history of the Underground Church reflects the continuing struggle in many parts of the world today.
"This book was singularly instrumental in awaking the conscience of the free world to the horrors experienced by our brothers and sisters behind the Iron Curtain." - Charles Colson, Prison Fellowship
"The written and spoken message of Rev. Wurmbrand is one which needs to be published and broadcast through every available channel of communication today. We thank God for the eloquent pleas and warning sounded out by his powerful best-seller, Tortured for Christ." - D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
"Tortured for Christ is still as important today as it was 30 years ago in calling attention to the plight of persecuted Christians in the modern age." - Frank R. Wolf, U.S. Congressman