Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Global War on Christians
In The Global War on Christians, John L. Allen Jr. exposes the persecution on Christians world wide. Written in an easy to read way, he goes through the different continent, telling stories of different Christians who have suffered persecution and death. I found it interesting that he also had a section on the myths regarding persecution and how those myths are so destructive. The book is rounded out with practical application of how we can help those who are persecuted. I particularly like that he promotes Catholic Near East Welfare Association, where you can help Syrian Christians who are having a hard time just making it through the Winter. If you are looking for a way to make an impact on the injustice in the world, I highly recommend supporting something like CNEWA or Voice of the Martyrs. If we don't do something now to stop injustice, then it might start hitting closer and closer to home.
So, while I didn't agree with all of the author's personal thoughts, I thought this book was excellent and on a subject that Christians everywhere should be more passionate about.