Churches burned. Christians beheaded. Catholic communities driven underground. Governments forcing silence upon those who profess fidelity to the gospel.
These experiences are not confined to those of the early Church or to the missionaries and converts in far-off pagan lands centuries ago. The persecution of Christians is happening right now ― and it is closer to home than you may realize.
Moral theologian and news analyst Dr. Thomas Williams incisively juxtaposes the still relatively unknown global Christian persecution of today with that of previous epochs, describing it in its various forms and providing insight into what it means for the Church and for society at large. He also provides valuable advice on how these outrages can be remedied and what Christians can do to prepare for what is to come.
Dr. Williams masterfully reveals the state of affairs in countries that systematically persecute Christians, such as North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, India, China, and Pakistan. In many cases, Christians are forced to flee these countries or face economic repercussions, forced conversions to Islam, imprisonment, violence, torture, and even death.
You’ll learn what Jesus said in the Bible about coming persecutions, as well as about the trials and martyrdom that His apostles endured and the hardships of the early Christians.
Moreover, you will see how modern attacks against Christians spring from six primary sources: atheism, radical Islam, Hindu nationalism, totalitarianism, academia, and Satanism. In the words of St. John Paul II, “The Church has once again become a Church of martyrs.”
Essential reading for anyone committed to holding fast to the Faith in the face of an uncertain future, the book also explains:
- How Christians are globally experiencing white and red martyrdom due to their beliefs
- Why some who preach tolerance are intolerant of Christians
- Ways to avoid fatalism and resist the increased persecutions of Christians
- How to assist, through practical and spiritual means, those who are attacked
- How examples and words of the saints can inspire you to grow in virtue and remain steadfast
“The Coming Christian Persecution is an extraordinarily well-researched and eye-opening call to Christians to remain steadfast in their faith despite modern waves of opposition. Every Christian and champion of religious freedom should read this book.” Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
“Thomas D. Williams has written a masterful book on the history of Christian persecution. From the plight of Jesus to the latest attacks on Christians around the world, he offers bountiful evidence that an anti-Christian animus has been a staple of civilizations throughout the ages. Whether manifested in the form of bigotry or mass murder, this is an evil that knows no political, religious or geographic boundaries. Sadly, it is a cancer that is still growing. Read it and find out why." Bill Donohue, Ph.D.
President Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights