Based on the film by Daniel Lusko, Robin Parrish has crafted a novel that is best read cover-to-cover in one sitting, if possible. Persecuted: I Will Not be Silent is a page-turner partly because it seems so plausible in a day when homeschoolers from Germany are denied asylum and schoolchildren are told they can't write about Jesus or pass out Christmas cards to friends at recess. Or a world in which America leaves citizens in Muslim prisons to languish.
The fictional John Luther, like many preachers before him, lives in a time and place in which he must choose to obey God or government. When John chooses God, his enemies (and former friends) go to great lengths to frame him, ruin his reputation, and hijack his television ministry. When John refuses to give up and sets out to uncover their conspiracy, those enemies show just how far they will go to silence John and the gospel. How many must die?
The question asked of John Luther can be asked of every Christian. What would it take to stop you from spreading the gospel message? I hope there will be a sequel, as I think John Luther has a lot more to say!
I received a free review copy of this book from Bethany House publishers.