Book Review: Bearing Witness
Book Review: Bearing Witness

About Bearing Witness: Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship

From the stoning of Stephen in the first-century Jerusalem to Nigerian Christians persecuted by Boko Haram in 2015, these stirring accounts will inspire greater faithfulness to the way of Jesus, reminding believers what costly discipleship looks like in any age.  Bearing Witness brings together dozens of accounts from around the world of Christians who gave witness to their faith in the face of intense persecution, even if it costs them their lives.


In selecting stories for this book, the editors focused on Anabaptist martyrs and others who suffered for their commitment to believer’s baptism and nonviolence.

Bearing Witness is a powerful reminder, especially in light of how fast things are changing around us, the high price many before us have paid to follow Jesus. Although many stories were familiar to me, I learned quite a bit. The stories are full of history, but not too academic. The stories span the globe and are filled with names you’ll recognize, and those you won’t. I finished the book resolved not to take my faith for granted.

I believe readers will appreciate Bearing Witness for the same reasons.

I received Bearing Witness from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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