Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Church Behind the Wire
Summary: From the oppression and terror of the killing fields in Cambodia, this is the story of how one man's conversion led to a rebirth of faith that brought hope to a nation. Commissioned by Communists to spy on a Christian evangelistic crusade, Barnabas Mam instead discovered Jesus and came to faith in Him. After spending four years in prison camps at the hands of the Khmer Rouge Barnabas emerged as one of only 200 surviving Christians in all of Cambodia. God raised him up to became the foremost evangelist and church planter in a land broken by genocide. An inspiring story on a personal, church, and national level, this is more than a narrative--it's a blueprint for success for church growth of the most powerful kind.
Although I liked Church Behind the Wire, I can't say I loved it. Maybe because it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. Reading the story of what happened in Cambodia was very interesting, and I think that is good to know about persecuted Christian, though I don't really suggest this book. (Though there are some who might like it.) Reading wasn't enjoyable, and I just kind of ended up putting it down after a while. (Though one isn't suppose to love reading about the cruel things persecuted Christians go through, I've been interested in many other books compared to this one.)
I received this book free from mpnewsroom for a honest review.
I would rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.