God's Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance

God's Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance

God's Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance

God's Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance

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Overview

In 1993, Andrew Brunson was asked to travel to Turkey, the largest unevangelized country in the world, to serve as a missionary. Though hesitant because of the daunting and dangerous task that lay ahead, Andrew and his wife, Norine, believed this was God's plan for them.

What followed was a string of threats and attacks, but also successes in starting new churches in a place where many people had never met a Christian. As their work with refugees from Syria, including Kurds, gained attention and suspicion, Andrew and Norine acknowledged the threat but accepted the risk, determining to stay unless God told them to leave.

In 2016, they were arrested. Though the State eventually released Norine, who remained in Turkey, Andrew was imprisoned. Accused of being a spy and being among the plotters of the attempted coup, he became a political pawn whose story soon became known around the world.

God's Hostage is the incredible true story of his imprisonment, his brokenness, and his eventual freedom. Anyone with a heart for missions, especially to the Muslim world, will love this tension-laden and faith-laced book.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540900760
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/16/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 295,051
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Andrew Brunson is an American pastor. He holds a PhD in New Testament from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Andrew and his wife, Norine, were involved in starting churches, training believers, aiding refugees, and a house of prayer in Turkey for twenty-three years until being falsely accused of terrorism in October 2016. Following this, Andrew was held for two years in Turkish prisons. Due to a worldwide prayer movement and significant political pressure from the US government, he was finally sentenced to time served and dramatically released in October 2018.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Part 1

1 Time to Come Home 15

2 The Arrest 23

3 Locked Away 33

4 Ripped Apart 43

Part 2

5 Alone 55

6 Holding On 61

7 Just Breathe 71

8 The Wolf 79

Part 3

9 The First Night 91

10 Meltdown 97

11 The Crudest Whisper 107

12 The Mouth of Hell 115

Part 4

13 The Shark 125

14 A Furnace of Fears 135

15 The Valley of Dry Bones 143

Part 5

16 Maximum Security 151

17 A New Trajectory 159

18 Heartsong 169

Part 6

19 Back to the Pit 181

20 On Trial 189

21 False Witnesses 199

22 The Hostage 205

Part 7

23 Broken Deal 217

24 The Branson Crisis 225

25 Thirty-Nine Hours 233

Epilogue 243

"Worthy of My All" 249

Notes 251

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