• Too Many to Jail

    Too Many to Jail
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    Price: $16.99

    ISBN: 9780857215963

    Edition: December 01, 2014

    Pages: 304

    Publication date: December 01, 2014

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Monarch Books

    Category: Ministry

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    Too Many to Jail

    The Story of Iran's New Christians

    Documents the remarkable rise of the Iranian church, despite fierce persecution, as Iranians grow disillusioned with Islam

    In 1979, there were fewer than 500 known Christians from a Muslim background in Iran. Today there are at least 100,000 new believers. Church leaders believe that millions can be added to the church in the next few years--such is the spiritual hunger that exists. The religious violence that accompanied the reign of President Ahmadinejad drained its perpetrators of political and religious legitimacy, and has opened the door to other faiths.

    This book sets the rapid church growth in Iran in the context of the deteriorating relationship between Iranians and their national religion. There is a major focus on the Ahmadinejad years, but the author also covers the history of the church before 1979, developing the central idea that the spark may have become buried in the ashes but has never been extinguished.

    Careful, proportionate, well-informed, and accurate, Too Many to Jail is a powerful reminder of the Christian revival that the headlines ignore. The stories of faith, persecution, and encouragement will inspire every reader to see anew God’s work in the world.
    Mark Bradley is a senior researcher and communications officer focusing on Middle Eastern Christianity.