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Synopsis: Twenty acclaimed writers, including Julia Alvarez, Ron Hansen, and Kathleen Norris, offer a thoughful meditation of what it means to live and die in the name of faith, profiling such modern martyrs as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Archbishop Oscar Romero, and Steven Biko. 12,500 first printing.
From the Publisher: Twenty original essays by distinguished contemporary writers trace an indelible portrait of the martyrs of our century, documenting a struggle that has played out across the boundaries of nations and between the realm of culture and the province of the sacred. The stories of these remarkable individuals who chose faith at the cost of life demonstrate that what remains, after the drama of their agonizing deaths, is a legacy of inspiring faith.
"Now in this century, which has produced more martyrs than all other centuries combined, the time has come to honor the newly fallen. I find the lineup in this book, both of subjects and authors, simply stunning." --Philip Yancey, author of The Jesus I Never Knew
"Unsentimental, critical, and penetrating, this book most directly confronts me with the question: 'Who are you willing to die for?' With its gripping stories about contemporary martyrs it exposes the immense challenge of a committed life."
"This book offers both fact and insight concerning one of the deepest mysteries in human experience: Why would a person willingly give up his or her own life for reasons of faith or for social justice?...What seems to emerge in these accounts is the truth that love, the greatest commandment, sometimes requires of God's faithful the ultimate sacrifice, one that love enables them willingly to make." --Alfred Corn, editor of Incarnation: Contemporary Writers on the New Testament
"This book belongs in every Christian's arsenal." --David Neff, executive editor, Christianity Today
"The stories...are the pounding heart of this luminous book." --Mark A. Noll, professor of history, Wheaton College
Susan Bergman is an award-winning essayist and poet. She is the author of a memoir, Anonymity, which was published in 1994 to wide critical acclaim, and a novel, The Buried Life, forthcoming in 1997.
The impressive list of contributors include:
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Book Description Harper San Francisco, 1996. Book Condition: Good. lst ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10700052
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Book Description Harper San Francisco, 1996. Book Condition: Very Good. lst ed. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96560928