God's Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance
ISBN: 0801094879
EAN13: 9780801094873
Language: English
Publication Date: October 15, 2019
Pages: 256
Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
After being falsely accused and detained in a Turkish prison, Pastor Brunson shares his story of preaching the gospel in a Muslim land, ministering to a marginalized people, and faithfully enduring imprisonment, hardship, and suffering.
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From the Back Cover When God called, he answered In 1993, Andrew Brunson was asked to move to Turkey, the largest unevangelized country in the world, to serve as a missionary. Though reluctant at first because of the daunting task that lay ahead, Andrew and his wife, Norine, became convinced this was God's plan for them. What followed was a string of difficulties and threats, but there were also successes in starting new churches in a place where many people had never met a Christian. As their work with refugees from Syria, including Kurds, gained attention and suspicion, Andrew and Norine acknowledged the threat but accepted the risk, confident that this work was part of their assignment. In 2016, they were arrested. Though the state quickly released Norine, who remained in Turkey, Andrew was imprisoned. Accused of being a spy and being among the plotters of an attempted coup, he became a political pawn whose name was soon known around the world. God's Hostage is the incredible true story of his imprisonment, his brokenness, his faithfulness . . . and his freedom.
From the front Cover Andrew Brunson is an American pastor. He holds a PhD in New Testament from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Andrew and his wife, Norine, were involved in starting churches, training believers, aiding refugees, and a house of prayer in Turkey for twenty-three years until being falsely accused of terrorism in October 2016. After this, Andrew was held for two years in Turkish prisons. Due to a worldwide prayer movement and significant political pressure from the US government, he was finally sentenced to time served and dramatically released in October 2018.