The Global War On Christians (book review)

The Global War On ChristiansThe reports of violence against Christians is in the news almost daily, but it should be something which dominates our headlines. Less than five pages into The Global War On Christians by John Allen, Jr. I was smacked between the eyes with this statistic: “One hundred million Christians worldwide presently face interrogation, arrest, torture, or even death because of their religious convictions.” Talk about a wake-up call!

Allen does sound the wake-up call quite clearly. The first section of the book reads a little like Fox’s Book Of Martyrs from the 16th century, except these dispatches are happening right now! Allen takes us around the globe in this section with general statistics for each region, and stories of individuals that put a “face” on the already-sickening statistics. After reading this section, you may wonder, as I did, why these reports aren’t the lead news story every single day.

In the second section Allen debunks the five most common myths used to keep people comfortably numb to the atrocities happening to our Christians brothers and sisters around the globe. This is an excellent refutation to those who may say, “It’s not our problem” or “How could I do anything about this anyhow.”

In the final section of the book, Allen brings all of the stories and statistics right onto your front doorstep. He vividly and, I believe, accurately describes what will happen if we continue to allow this persecution to take place unchallenged and unreported. Truly this book is a wake-up call, and should be read by every liberty-loving, religion-cherishing, thoughtful person in America.

I am an Image book reviewer.

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2 Responses to “The Global War On Christians (book review)”

  1. girlintheflowerydress Says:

    Wow I didn’t know this! I knew that China has an underground church (Literally underground. I’ve seen video of a large group of Chinese Christian’s all crammed into a cave for their time of worship, because they will be severely punished if they are scene worshipping Jesus.) I didn’t know the statistics were so high, though. Thank for bringing these to people’s attention. But Jesus did tell us that if the world hates us we must remember they hated him first. A servant cannot greater than his master. We should expect to experience a taste of the persecution Jesus experienced, and rejoice in it; for only by partaking in Christ’s suffering can we partake in his glory. :) They will be blessed for their suffering. (John 15:18-20, 1 Peter 4:12-19)

    • Craig T. Owens Says:

      At times it was almost too difficult to keep on reading this book because the statistics, and especially the real-life stories, were to stomach-churning. I hope many will read this book, be informed, an speak up for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the globe.


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