The book club selection for March and April is Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand, founder of the Voice of the Martyrs ministry. You can receive a free copy of this book by visiting the Voice of the Martyrs website. There will be information on how to receive a free copy of Tortured for Christ listed on the home page.
In this book, Richard Wurmbrand recounts his life and imprisonment in Communist Romania in the 1950's and 60's. He was imprisoned for a total of 17 years over his lifetime. I think it is hard to read this book and remain the same afterward, so I wanted to bring it to the blog book club.
This is definitely a different kind of read than Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands. It's a shorter book. It's a fast read but not necessarily an easy read as Pastor Wurmbrand recounts the persecution he suffered for Christ during his life.
It has 7 chapters, so we will read one a week until the book is finished. After each chapter, I will simply highlight a few paragraphs from that chapter that stood out to me and invite you to do the same.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, March 9: Chapter 1--The Russians' Avid Thirst for Christ
Wednesday, March 16: Chapter 2--Greater Love Hath No Man
Wednesday, March 23: Chapter 3--Ransom and Release for Work in the West
Wednesday, March 30: No post
Wednesday, April 6: Chapter 4--Defeating Communism With the Love of Christ
Wednesday, April 13: Chapter 5--The Invincible, Widespread Underground Church
Wednesday, April 20 Chapter 6--How Christianity is Defeating Communism
Wednesday, April 27: Chapter 7--How Western Christians Can Help