This is an incredible, sobering book! It is so easy for us who enjoy the freedom of the West to forget that many of our brothers and sisters in Christ are presently experiencing persecution for their faith. We read of Jesus’ words in John 15:20, “Remember the word I spoke to you: ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.” Yet, we cannot relate to this statement. We know little if anything of persecution. Thus, we fail to fathom what it is like for other Christians who are experiencing persecution. The end result? Indifference to their plight.
Richard Wurmbrand, who wrote this book many years ago, has done the Christian community a great service by reminding us of the persecuted, underground church. He speaks firsthand of the torture he experienced for Christ and calls upon the church in the West to rise up and come to the aid of our brothers and sisters.