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In 1993, Andrew Brunson was asked to travel to Turkey, the largest unevangelized country in the world, to serve as a missionary. Though hesitant because of the daunting and dangerous task that lay ahead, Andrew and his wife, Norine, believed this was God’s plan for them.
What followed was a string of threats and attacks, but 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, determining to stay unless God told them to leave.
In 2016, they were arrested. Though the State eventually released Norine, who remained in Turkey, Andrew was imprisoned. Accused of being a spy and being among the plotters of the attempted coup, he became a political pawn whose story soon became known around the world.
God’s Hostage is the incredible true story of his imprisonment, his brokenness, and his eventual freedom. Anyone with a heart for missions, especially to the Muslim world, will love this tension-laden and faith-laced book.
Maybe you remember hearing about him in the news. Maybe you prayed diligently for him and his release. Maybe you have never heard about him until now, but I promise you, you need to read this book about Andrew Brunson. This book will open your eyes to what he went through and how he survived even when his faith was shaken and he wanted to give up. It will open your eyes to what some Christians in other countries go through simply for their faith in Jesus, something we as Americans tend to take for granted. I highly recommend for every Christian to read this true account of Andrew Brunson.
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