Great character is sometimes forged amid great turmoil. Sabina: Tortured for Christ, the Nazi Years is the story of how God’s love transformed an ambitious, worldly atheist into one of the greatest Christian women of the 20th century. The film opens with Sabina Wurmbrand risking her life to show Christ’s love to three Nazi soldiers. Why would a Christian from a Jewish background risk her life to help her enemies — members of the army that killed her entire family? Experience a true story of biblical love and forgiveness that has inspired millions around the world. (Run time: 115 minutes)
What does it look like for a Christian to trust fully in God, boldly and courageously obeying His Word at any cost while loving those who oppress and persecute His followers?
The stories on this DVD, highlighting believers in North Korea, India, Iran, Laos, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Central African Republic, will inspire you to live out your faith in courage and boldness.
On Dec. 10, 2015, Petr Jasek arrived at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan, for his return flight home to the Czech Republic. But before he could board his flight, he was summoned by Sudanese security for questioning about his activities in the country — activities that, if disclosed, would endanger the persecuted Christians with whom he had met. As the questions continued and he was taken into custody, Petr realized he would not be returning to his family anytime soon.
Instead, Petr was sentenced to life in prison and forced to share a cell with ISIS terrorists — all for trying to help Christians who had been persecuted by Sudan’s government. In Imprisoned with ISIS, Petr shares the true story of how God gave him strength, courage and a new purpose during his 445-day imprisonment. (Hardcover, 224 pp.)
For more than 20 years, Todd Nettleton has traveled to restricted nations for VOM to meet men and women who boldly live out their Christian faith at great cost. In his new book, When Faith Is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians, Todd invites you to travel with him to meet these bold believers and hear their stories. Each stop on the journey will challenge you to reflect on your own walk with Christ along the sometimes-difficult path toward our heavenly home. (Hardcover, 271 pp.)
On Feb. 29, 1948, Richard Wurmbrand was arrested by the secret police. His crime? Leading Christian worship and witnessing — both of which were illegal under Romania’s atheistic Communist regime. Because of Richard’s faithfulness to Christ, he endured 14 years of prison and torture, while his wife, Sabina, suffered three years of forced labor and prison. Yet they emerged not with a bitter spirit but with a story of victorious faith. This biography explores the inspiring lives of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, combining their complete stories into a single volume for the first time. (Hardcover, 381 pp.)
This daily devotional shares 365 stories of courageous, committed and compassionate believers who remained faithful to Jesus Christ despite intense persecution. You will find encouragement and hope in the testimonies of Christians from around the world and from centuries past up to the present. These men and women, both young and old, exemplify what it means to be a devoted follower of Christ. (Paperback, 365 pp.)
In Pakistan, the 16-year-old daughter of a prominent Muslim was locked in her room without food or medical care just for reading a Bible. And in India, an Australian missionary chose to spread the message of forgiveness and healing even after her husband and sons were burned alive by village zealots. In Hearts of Fire, you will meet these women and six others who overcame extreme adversity to emerge as leaders and ministers in the underground church around the world. Their faith and passion will inspire you to pursue Jesus Christ with a heart of fire, no matter the cost. (Paperback, 224 pp.)
Pastor Richard Wurmbrand’s dramatic testimony shocked the world when it was first released in 1967. Many believers today cite it among the most influential books they have read. This is the story of how one man’s faithfulness during years of solitary confinement, torture and suffering led to a worldwide network of support for persecuted Christians. The 50th anniversary edition also includes 14 pages of photos. (Paperback, 203 pp.)
For 2,000 years, Christians have courageously triumphed over beatings, stonings, burnings and every form of evil to boldly proclaim the truth of Jesus Christ. Foxe: Voices of the Martyrs, A.D. 33–Today is their story and your Christian heritage. With dozens of images, modernized English and up-to-date accounts of martyrdom, this edition includes testimonies not only of Foxe’s heroes from the early church to the Reformation but also of those martyred during the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, throughout the 20th century and up to today. Their testimonies will inspire every Christian to boldness and serve as a reminder that the same Spirit of Christ that strengthened Stephen, Peter and Paul is at work in believers today. (Hardcover, 508 pp.)
The Bible is full of examples of persecution against those who follow God in faithfulness and obedience. From Abel to the prophets, from John the Baptist to the disciples, the men and women who testified to the Truth endured suffering and trials for their godly witness. In the Shadow of the Cross explores suffering and persecution from a biblical perspective, including observations and studies from nearly 200 Christian scholars, ancient and modern. One of the most thorough biblical studies of persecution available today, In the Shadow of the Cross is a valuable resource for every student of the Bible. (Hardcover, 329 pp.)
Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, founders of The Voice of the Martyrs, lived exemplary Christian lives despite imprisonment and torture at the hands of Nazis and Communists during and following World War II. Through this six-session video curriculum, filmed on location in the Wurmbrands’ native Romania, you and your family, group, class or church can study Richard’s and Sabina’s lives and be inspired by their walk of faith and commitment to Christ. The study includes six video sessions, one Participant’s Guide, one Facilitator’s Guide and a complimentary copy of the feature film Tortured for Christ, which was shown in theaters nationwide.
These three animated films take you from Christ’s birth through the birth of the early church. Inspire children and young adults with the retelling of Christ’s life and sacrificial death, and watch as His followers take His message to the ends of the earth. (God with Us, 90 min.; The Messengers, 70 min.; To Every Nation, 70 min.)
This full-color, graphic novel anthology covers the earliest period of church history — from A.D. 34 to A.D. 203 — including the time of the apostles and early church martyrs. Though we will never know how many have given their lives for following Jesus Christ, this volume contains the stories of the first and best-known men and women who were faithful to their Savior, regardless of the cost.
With The One Year Pray for the Persecuted Bible, you will read through the whole Bible in one year as you pray daily for believers around the world who are suffering because of their faith. It includes daily prayer prompts to help you intercede for persecuted Christians and full-color pages that feature six stories of those who boldly witness for Christ at great personal risk. A full-color fold-out map highlights the restricted nations and hostile areas where The Voice of the Martyrs serves persecuted Christians and includes short summaries of each month’s prayer theme. The One Year Pray for the Persecuted Bible will help you apply the principles of God’s unchanging Word to your prayers for persecuted Christians around the world.
Fellowship with our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the year with VOM’s 2023 Prayer Calendar. For each day of the year, a specific prayer request is provided for one of the restricted nations or hostile areas where Christians are persecuted today. Additional copies can be ordered at a deeply discounted rate to share with your friends and family members (while supplies last).
The VOM Global Prayer Journal includes country summaries for areas where Christians are persecuted today, along with additional ruled pages that can be used for writing down specific prayers, journaling or noting others’ prayer needs. With an embossed cover and full-color photos, this journal makes a great gift for anyone desiring to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. (Leatherette, 157 pp.)
Support persecuted Christians on the world’s most difficult and dangerous mission fields and be a voice for them among other members of the body of Christ.