Captive in Iran: A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh knew they were putting their lives on the line. Islamic laws in Iran forbade them from sharing their Christian beliefs, but in three years, they’d covertly put New Testaments into the hands of twenty thousand of their countrymen and started two secret house churches.

In 2009, they were finally arrested and held in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, a place where inmates are routinely tortured and executions are commonplace. In the face of ruthless interrogations, persecution, and a death sentence, Maryam and Marziyeh chose to take the radical—and dangerous—step of sharing their faith inside the very walls of the government stronghold that was meant to silence them. In Captive in Iran, two courageous Iranian women recount how God used their 259 days in Evin Prison to shine His light into one of the world’s darkest places, giving hope to those who had lost everything and showing love to those in despair.
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Anne Graham Lotz was born on May 21, 1948 in Montreat, North Carolina. She is the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham and Ruth Graham. Her revival ministry was launched in 2000 and she has spoken in more than twenty foreign countries. She has been awarded six honorary doctorates for her extensive work in the area of Bible study and exposition. Currently she is the president and CEO of AnGeL Ministries. She is the author of over eleven books. Four of her books received the Gold Medallion Book Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, Just Give me Jesus, The Vision of his Glory, My Heart's Cry and God's Story. Her 2016 New York Times Bestseller is entitled The Daniel Prayer: Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations.

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Publisher
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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Published on
Apr 2, 2013
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9781414382203
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Biography & Autobiography / Religious
Religion / Christian Life / Inspirational
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