Book Review – Martyrs of Malatya (4/10)

How much is Christ worth to you and to your neighbour? That was the thought that constantly came across my mind as I read this book. I love biographies and this books talks about 3 christians who had to pay the ultimate price for their faith and because of their desire to bring the gospel to those who are utterly lost.

Martyrs of MalatyaJames Wright starts by narrating to the readers the life story of the lives of these three christians. All three of them came from very different background. One was from Germany, another was groomed to be a devoted muslim while the last was university student. Yet each of them found Christ in their own time and was called by Him to serve together in the land of Turkey.

Wright gives an inside picture into the life and thoughts of these christians showing how their lives have changed as they slowly opened up themselves to the truth of the Bible. Each of them was slowly but surely transformed by what they have read in the bible. They were finally convinced that Jesus is the Son of God, the Saviour of the World and follow Him till the end.

Wright also shows very clearly the difficulty of the work that Necati, Uğur and Tilman was involved in. They were not fools, they knew the danger and the courage they needed to be doing this work. Each of them were ready to give their best, their all for the Lord.

As I read this book, I mourn with those who has lost their beloved because of the faith, and I groan with the rest of the world that the lost may finally be turned from their lost state towards Christ. I have been encouraged and challenged by what I’ve read. It was a stark reminder that martyrdom is not just something that happened in the past, but it is something that still happens even today. May the Lord keep us all faithfully to the end and may He come quickly!

Rating: 4.25 / 5

If you’re interested, you can get it here and here (free international shipping).

Disclaimer: I was given this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

P.S. I would recommend Foxe’s Book of Martyrs as an companion to this book too. Get it here and here (free international shipping), kindle

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