Have you considered the cost of following Jesus?
Yousef, whose mother threatened to kill him for owning a Bible, smuggles Bibles the way his family once smuggled drugs.
After her employer beats her for attending church, Parveen begins to help other young Christian women who works in Muslim houses.
Abdulmasi kills hundreds of Christians in northern Nigeria with no remorse-until the day he chooses a new life of faith and sacrifices everything for a God of love.
How can you be inspired by these faith-filled brothers and sisters around the world? How can you pray for them? And what do their remarkable stories teach you about a God whose light shines in a dark world?
I Am N reminds you that we are each “n,” -the letter radical Muslims use to identify followers of Jesus the Nazarene. Wherever you live, you have camaraderie with those who are persecuted. So come meet their families. Read their stories. And deepen your faith in a God who gives you the courage to shine in a dark and hurting world.
About the Author
The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a non-profit, interdenominational mission organization that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967, VOM is dedicated to inspiring all believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and in fulfil his Great Commission no matter the cost.
Size140 x 210 mm
Series - CollectionI am N
Number of Pages256 pp
The Day ISIS Arrived in Mosul
The June 2014 day broke like almost any other day in Mosul, Iraq: hot
and dusty and teeming with people, traffic, and trade. People flocked
to marketplaces in Iraq’s second-largest city (population 660,000).
Horns honked amid the pent-up traffic. As the day progressed, the
din of street-side chatter rose appreciably. By noon, it sounded like a
cacophony of blackbirds chattering among themselves.
That’s when Abu Fadi, a sixty-five-year-old Mosul native living
just miles from the city, received the phone call that changed every-
thing. For some, the phone call marked the beginning of the end of
life as they knew it—and in some cases their very lives.
“Abu,” said a friend in Arabic, “ISIS is coming. We have heard
from someone we trust. Today is the day.”
For weeks the rumor mill had been churning that self-proclaimed
ISIS terrorists who had been ravaging cities elsewhere in Iraq would
take Mosul next.