Iran: Desperate for God by VOM
Book Review by D.I. Telbat
my rating: 5-stars *****
Iran: Desperate for God, by Voice of the Martyrs ministry, is a touching and convicting account, conveyed in first-person by eight people, about living as Christians in Iran.
“You smell like a convert.”
“No, I’m not proven.”
“If this is proven, you’re dead.”
From women and children to drug-addicted government loyalists, this book takes the reader through Christ’s miraculous impact on this strict Islamic country.
Tom White, VOM director, begins the book by reflecting on his own interactions in Iran, which is currently undergoing an underground revolution against the traditional ayatollah fist.
The secret baptisms and Islamic state spies seem to face-off in this quick read. Not only did I turn the last page with a prayer on my lips for Iranian converts from Islam, I was similarly convicted to step out further in my American environment. What lengths the Iranian evangelists go to, to share the Lord, and gain fresh converts!
If you want to read about Christians in action for their loving Savior, this book is for you. If you’re seeking a renewed fervor for God’s work, or if you want to prepare emotionally for a visit to Iran – read this book!
Though this is a book of testimonials, I am left with a volume of inspiration from these amazing believers. Like all of VOM’s literature, this book is important for the growing believer in our comfortable Christian culture.
Enjoy the book! Get inspired! See you on the field!