Pastor Richard Wurmbrand experienced solitary confinement, physical and mental torture, extreme hunger and cold during the fourteen years he was imprisoned in Communist Romania. His great crime was his fervent belief in Jesus Christ and the public witness of his faith.
Secret police warned him never to speak out against the Communists when he was ransomed out of the country of Romania for $10,000 in 1965. He couldn't remain silent. Shortly after arriving in the West he wrote Tortured for Christ, what many called "the book that shocked the world."
In the eye-opening book, Tortured for Christ, Pastor Wurmbrand shares how he and other believers met secretly for worship and fellowship and took huge risks to evangelize the occupying Russian soldiers. Despite all that we endured, he shared a message of Christ's love and forgiveness to his persecutors. "I love the Communists with all of my heart," he wrote. "Communists can kill Christians but they cannot kill their love toward even those who killed them."
Tortured for Christ is a timeless and bestselling account of courage, tenacious faith, and unbelievable endurance and forgiveness that continues to inspire Christians around the world today.
- The Russians' Avid Thirst for Christ
- "Greater Love Hath No Man..."
- Ransom and 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