You won't find perfect saints in this book, but those just like you in many ways. These are true stories of ordinary people- sometimes sinful, sometimes saintly, often frightened, yet displaying great courage - some who failed, many who overcame in the face of surrender.
No one is more qualified to tell these heart-touching faith-challenging stories than Richard Wurmbrand. Pastor Wurmbrand was imprisoned for fourteen years in Romania for his faith; his wife was imprisoned for three years.
"I have personally known dying men who gave the medicine that could have saved their lives for another sick prisoner. I have seen the joy on their faces. I have heard them singing, their faces shining like the sun"
As you read The Overcomers you will see the love and strength of Jesus Christ Himself through the lives of the ordinary people in these simple stories. Looking at what Christ made possible for them you will see that he can make all things possible for you as well. you will want to love and serve the Lord with a greater passion as you experience a depth of love and commitment rarely found in the Free World.
Richard Wurmbrand (1909-2001) was an evangelical minister who endured fourteen years of Communist imprisonment and torture in his homeland of Romania. Few names are better known in Romania, where he is one of the most widely recognized Christian leaders, authors, and educators.
Founder of the Christian mission, The Voice of the Martyrs, he and his wife traveled throughout the world establishing a network of over thirty offices that provide relief to the families of imprisoned Christians in Islamic nations, Communist Vietnam, China and other countries where Christians are persecuted for their faith. his message has been, "Hate the evil system, but love your persecutors. Love their souls, and try to win them for Christ."
Pastor Wurmbrand authored numerous books, which have been translated into over sixty languages throughout the world.
Formerly titled "In the Face of Surrender," this updated, revised book is a compendium of short, simple stories of the love and strength of ordinary Christians who reflected the extrordinary love of Christ in the face of unspeakable evil, even if it cost them their lives. Pastor Wurmbrand calls these Christians, "the persecuted saints," and rather than be horrifed by the stories of atrocities they suffered, many of which he personally witnessed, he found grace, peace, and triumph in them. Moreover, he leads the reader into this same perspective. The effect is both inspiring and humbling.