This book is intended to bring the classic words and stories of the martyrs to a whole new generation. Eighty actual prayers by famous (and not so famous) Christian martyrs are presented, complete with "mini-introductions" to each that frame the context of the martyrs' words. The prayers are the actual words of the great martyrs of the churchprayers they made when the inevitability of dying for their faith was at its most real. These eighty prayers span the denominations and the centuries, showing that faith is real and alive, never flagging even in the face of impossible odds. Here is faith seen as a lived realityno abstract doctrines, no doctrinal formulations, no intellectualizing. This is the raw faith that the martyrs lived as they stood face-to-face with both their accusers and with God. Included are such Christians as Thomas A. Becket, Sir Thomas More, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Oscar Romero, and dozens of others.
Author Biography: Duane W. H. Arnold lives in Indiana, where he owns a bookstore.;Bob Hudson has much experience in writing and editing. Bob is an editor for Zondervan Publishing house. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife, Shelley Townsend, and three cats.