Buy Used
£2.80
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Their Blood Cries out: The Growing Worldwide Persecution of Christians Paperback – 29 Apr 1997

3.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£21.56 £0.01

Man Booker International Prize 2017
A Horse Walks Into a Bar has won the Man Booker International Prize 2017. Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Trust Media Distribution (29 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849940206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849940200
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.5 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,872,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Synopsis

This study reveals the reality of the present-day persecution of more than 200,000,000 Christians around the world who suffer imprisonment, abuse and even death because of their faith. Yet, most people in the West never hear their stories. Readers learn of fellow believers like the young girl in El Mozote who was raped and beaten because of her Christian faith. Barely alive, she still sang out to God. When her persecutors could not silence her praises they ended her life. Many international observers believe religious persecution is emerging as the foreign policy issue of the coming decade.

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer on 30 Dec. 1998
Format: Paperback
In writing this book Paul Marshall counters the appalling ignorance and apathy that we in the West display toward the persecution of Christians in non-Western countries. The book is introduced by Michael Horowitz, a Jewish man who, as one might put it, finally shamed America's churches into acting on this issue. He compares the systematic destruction of Christians in the third world to the experiences of his own Jewish people, whose destruction was similarly ignored. He writes of "The silence and indifference of Western elites to the beatings, looting, torture, jailing, enslavement, murder, and even crucifixion of increasingly vulnerable Christian communities" and "The ignorance and silence displayed by Western Christian communities toward the suffering of fellow believers". Part I, "An International Lament", explores the persecution of Christians committed in the name of totalitarian, Islamic, Communist, and Christian causes. In Part II, "American Apathy", Marshall explains why both secularists and Christians in the West ignore many of the most pressing, systematic, and extreme human rights violations on earth. He concludes by outlining ways in which we can act on this issue. Marshall speaks out on behalf of persecuted Christians passionately and without apology. He focuses on Christian persecution in the wider context of human rights violations, mentioning many of the most pressing human rights violations against Muslims, Buddhists, and other religious groups. The book is thoroughly referenced and indexed in an academic style. The author's stories convey extensive worldwide personal contact, evidence of first-hand research to supplement his incisive analysis and documented historical and numerical data.Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on 16 July 1999
Format: Paperback
We rarely hear in the news of religious persecution, let alone persecution of Christians. I am not Christian, but was still shocked, horrified and dismayed at all the injustice aimed at this population. Marshall covers briefly persecution of Muslims, Buddhists and others, and covers persecution by Christians as well - he limits his scope generally and intentionally to persecution of Christians in the 1990s, which sadly provides enough material for a full book. Marshall takes to task conservatives, liberals, secularists, evangelicals and anybody who has stood by silently in the face of these heinous acts. While there are a few inconsistencies in the book (such as his use of the terms liberal and conservative to refer alternatively to theology and politics, without distinugishing the usage) and the scope is limited, this book is a must read, since these problems are not covered in the mainstream media or the religious media (both of which Marshall takes to task for their failures). Marshall is right in wishing for freedom of religion and should be commended for pointing out places where it does not exist and where good people die simply due to their religious beliefs - you may not agree with what they think, but I don't see how you can disagree with their right to believe as they wish. Hopefully this book has encouraged and will encourage more action towards creating a more accepting and peaceful world.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on 17 Jan. 1998
Format: Paperback
To think of martyrdom in 1998 and that it is going on today and yesterday and tomorrow is terribly unsettling. The media does not talk about WHY people are killed; most times it is for their faith or political persuasion! Many times it is for their Christian faith. Christians are being sold, raped, kidnapped, slaughtered just because they are Christians! Didn't know how widespread it is! Pray for peace!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on 30 Sept. 1997
Format: Paperback
It is hard to give a rating of this book. Its content is excellent - full of eye-opening information that will almost certainly be news for western people, Christian and non-Christian alike. Its style, unfortunately is somewhat flippant and uneven. Nonetheless, this does not detract from the fact that this book is a must read. It is news that no one hears.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is an honest attempt at scholarship into an area of human rights not often explored: the persecution of religious people around the world, sometimes by other religious people, simply because of religious belief. Reading this as a Catholic, however, I was struck by its anti-Catholic tone. According to Paul Marshall, there is religious persecution going on world-wide and evangelical Christians seem to bear the brunt of it. This religious persecution is carried out by every religion under the sun - except, curiously enough, evangelical Christians. There are stories from all over the world, stories enough to accuse the author of anecdotal research only, instead of convincing data. I also noticed another weakness in the book, which must come from the author's bias. He defines religion only as it is defined by evangelical Christians. He doesn't consider the Catholic martyrs in Central America, such as the six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter, as victims of religious persecution. To most of us Catholics, they are martyrs and their blood, too, cries out. (We are called Roman Catholics in this book.) Mr. Marshall considers liberation theology as outside of his definition of religion. I also think he over-simplifies the persecution of Protestants in Chiapas by the Catholic majority. In Chiapas, as in other places, people often view Protestants as foreign, and aligned with the powers of oppression, apart from any of their religious beliefs. Among many Catholics here in the States, it was widely believed during the long agony of El Salvador that the Reagan administration strongly favored Protestant missionizing efforts in order to Americanize and pacify Indian and peasant populations. They deliberately subverted liberation theology whenever they could.Read more ›
1 Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse