Embark on a chilling journey inside one of the world's darkest and most dangerous places: Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Here, prisoners are routinely tortured, abused, and violated. Executions are frequent and sudden. But for two women imprisoned for their Christian faith - Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh - this hell on earth was a place of unlikely grace as they reflected God's love and compassion to their fellow prisoners and guards. Against all odds, Evin would become the only church many of them had ever known.
In Captive in Iran, Maryam and Marziyeh recount their 259 days in Evin. It's an amazing story of unyielding faith - when denying God would have meant freedom. Of incredible support from strangers around the world who fought for the women's release. And of bringing God's 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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The two women in this book is really inspiring the faith that they have for the in Jesus is a true blessing. I pray that anybody who listen to this book is blessed and inspired and encouraged to carry on the with Jesus.
"Inspirational and Uplifting"
This is a inspirational listen (read) that I believe most anyone will be deeply moved by. These two incredible women are sharing their faith in Iran when they are arrested and put into prison. This is their journey, in detail, including many stories of the other women they share their imprisonment with. They continue to share their faith inside the prison, with the other women and the guards. I loved listening and was moved to tears at points. This made me ponder about what I would do in the same situation? They could have denied their faith and been released at any point, but refused to deny Christ. I'm a Christian and felt like these women were anointed by God to share their faith with all these people. I loved listening to this but believe even those who aren't Christians will also be blessed by reading this story. This is one that I will encourage my friends and family to read or listen to. It is wonderful.
Yes - when these women prayed for people and had their prayers answered and when others made commitments to Christ
"A Gripping Story"
Two iranian women were imprisoned for converting to Christianity, and for 'proselytizing their faith in Jesus Christ. They were sent to the most horrifying prison in Teheran, where the facilities were indescribably filthy and overcrowded. Maryam and Marzilyah were friends who met met at a Christian conference in Turkey, and struck up a friendship. They shared a flat together in Teheran, and took every opportunity to speak about their faith to others, and this drew the attention of the police.
Prison became a further opportunity to speak of their faith, and their behaviour and the kindness they showed to both fellow prisoners, and to their guards, earned them great respect. Inmates would come to them to request that they pray for them, and the faith that the ladies had in Jesus Christ became renown in the prison. in spite of constant interrogation, and the urge to compromise their story in order to be released, they refused.
By God's grace, and in response to pressure from the overseas news media - they were released after nine months. Both ladies were reluctant to leave the friends they had made in the prison, where they had shared their sorrows and their hopes for a better future. Their incarceration taught them grace that they would never have developed without those experiences. They now live in the United States
I consider this an ideal picture of how we should carry ourselves in christian life.
"Read this one in Print"
No.. I will read it in print. The narrator's pronunciation of Islamic terms is awkward at best and distracting at worst.
If she narrates an American book, or a book where cultural teams are not required.. yes.
I tried to get into this book, but honestly had such a difficult time with the butchering of the Islamic terminology that I couldn't continue. I would be thrilled to read this book in print
If you want to know what a Wisconsin housewife sounds like, listen to this book. It's a very important story, but there were times I was actually cringing at the sound of the narrator's voice and her bad Midwestern accent.
Nope. I will buy a hardcopy of a book if that or hearing her speak ever again are my options.
I laughed, cried, prayed, and rejoiced with the authors and real people whose lives are portrayed in this book.
Truly Inspiring and deeply emotional story. One can see Jesus's Love, Light and Promises so clearly. Beautifully written and narrated. Highly recommend...I will probably listen again several times in the future!
I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks, possibly a thousand between my two accounts and feel so blessed to have heard this one.
Praise the Lord for His faithfulness, mercy and love that shine so brilliantly in this book.
"Could have been much better."
Narrator Fogarty sounds like she's reading a bedtime story to a 3 year old. Also her northern accent is so strong she says "Gad" for God, and "Herd Herded" for Hard Hearted.
The story itself is terrific. May God bless these young ladies and their faith.
One more thing, there is a slight impression that their experience was actually enjoyable and that they are enjoying the celebrity from it.
A gift and a testimony of Jesus and my beautiful sisters in Christ that I hope to one day meet. A testament to faith, grace and love.
Also heart breaking account of evil and injustice that will make you question humanity in one instance and cheer on pure courage and strength the next. A must read for Christians or Women who care about other women's rights and the battles left to fight.
This book is an amazing testament to the power of God's love. God used the faithfulness of two precious women to move mountains.
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