by Brother Andrew, Al Janssen
Scripture Testimony Index stories in this book
A Muslim background believer describes how Jesus' teaching to turn the other cheek spoke to him as truly heavenly teaching.
Inciteful sermons by Imams and hateful rhetoric against Christians was the weekly norm in the Libyan town of Suq Al Khamis. One Friday, a radicalized mob put words to action when they went round town; torching and attacking, exclusively; Christian-owned businesses.
Nadir, a Muslim background believer, shows that ideologies command murder, but Jesus commands love.
For his commitment to spreading the gospel in his Middle-eastern home country, Butros had his family threatened at several times. Other Christians were not spared, young women were especially at risk. Religious fundamentalism and provocative sermons from zealous Imams was common - all this with the acquiescence of law enforcement agencies.
Nazim had a stroke that paralyzed his right arm. He believed God for healing, and according to his faith, had his wish granted. After his healing, he returned home and began to teach children to read and write, primarily using the Bible.
A local mullah and member of the Taliban came with thugs, and had Nazim beaten to pulp - his only crime was teaching children from the Bible. But Nazim didn't stop, there was no going back for him; even while dying, he gathered his family friends and boldly declared God's message to them.
Qaf, as a young Muslim, studied the Christian faith, and then studied Islam with the same vigor. Convinced of the truth he gave his life to Christ, and suffered for it.
Brother Andrew helped a community of Christians, devastated by a Muslim riot, to forgive their persecutors by reminding them of the teachings of Jesus about the blessedness of persecution.