Tortured for Christ
After years of imprisonment and solitary confinement himself, and enduring many forms of inhumane torture, Richard Wurmbrand emerged with a powerful testimony of courageous faith and began the ministry known today as Voice of the Martyrs. He tells his story and also of the lives of many other brethren in Christ who have suffered severe persecution.
“When you have read this book, pass it on to your children. No generation should miss this story.” — Rob Parsons
“This book was singularly instrumental in awakening the conscience of the free world to the horrors experienced by our brothers and sisters behind the Iron Curtain. I remember reading the book many years ago and being deeply moved and convicted. Millions of others were as well.” — Charles W. Colson, Prison Fellowship Ministries
About the Author
Pastor Richard Wurmbrand (1909—2001) endured 14 years of Communist imprisonment and torture in his homeland of Romania. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s greatest Christian leaders, authors and educators.
After more than eight years in prison, Richard Wurmbrand was released. He immediately resumed work among the underground church. In 1959, he was re-arrested and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
As co-founders of The Voice of the Martyrs, Pastor Wurmbrand and his wife traveled throughout the world establishing a network of more than 30 offices that provide relief to families of imprisoned Christians in Islamic nations, Communist nations and other countries where Christians are persecuted because of their faith. His message has been, “Hate the evil systems, but love your persecutors. Love their souls and try to win them for Christ.”
Pastor Wurmbrand wrote numerous books, which have been translated into more than 70 languages. He has been labeled at various times by Christian leaders as “The Voice of the Underground Church” and “The Iron Curtain Paul.”
- The Russians’ Avid Thirst for Christ
- “Greater Love Hath No Man”
- Ransom an Release for Work in the West
- Defeating Communism with the Love of Christ
- The Invincible, Widespread Underground Church
- How Christianity is Defeating Communism
- How Western Christians can Help