Soon I’ll be finishing my second novel–tentatively entitled INFIDEL–and it is impossible to tell you how emotional of a journey this has been. It started with an idea, based on a passion that God has placed in my heart.
It all began with the true newspaper story that I read about a woman named Asia Bibi in Pakistan. You can learn more about her by going to The Voice Of The Martyrs website. (That ministry has recently gone through a difficult time, but hopefully will find peace and healing under new leadership). She was arrested, then sentenced to death under Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law 295 a/b/c. As far as I know this mother and wife is still in prison.
What did she do? She spoke out about her Christian faith. What you and I–as Christian writers–so easily take for granted, comes at a high price for fellow Christians around the globe. They are threatened, persecuted, and often killed for following Jesus Christ.
They count the cost of discipleship that few of us in America would be willing to pay.
It’s time for us to wake up to the suffering of persecuted believers around the world.
Hebrews 13:3 says, “Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.”
Will you join me in praying for our brothers and sisters around the world who suffer unthinkable types of persecution because of their faith in Jesus Christ?
I’m working hard to tell their story. I hope you will be able to read it someday.