New Wineskins Missionary Network

Persecuted Church



It is estimated that in 2016 over 90,000 Christians around the world were martyred.  Millions of other believers around the world are persecuted and oppressed because of their Christian faith.  We need to be more aware of the plight of the persecuted church and better equipped to support our faithful brothers and sisters around the world.  There is much that can be done through advocacy to change these realities.




Heirloom Love: Authentic Christianity for this Age of Persecution by Dominic Sputo
Heirloom Love is the legendary first-century Christian love that changed the world 2,000 years ago and can change the world again today!

God's Refugee: The Story of a Lost Boy Pastor by John Chol Daau & Lilly Sanders
Biography of a village boy with a New Testament who becomes a wandering refugee in the camps of East Africa and then an Anglican priest teaching the Christian faith to thousands of displaced persons.

Arise, Lord!: Scriptural Prayer for the Persecuted Church by Betsey Kodat
A one-of-a-kind resource, Arise, Lord! makes praying for the suffering church easier by identifying needs and then offering Scripture-based prayers to cover them.

Closer to the Fire: Lessons from the Persecuted Church by Greg Musselman
Helps Christians in free countries identify with and learn from believers in the Persectued Church. Explores Scripture and provides questions to strengthen your personal walk.

Sorrow and Blood: Christian Mission in Contexts of Suffering, Persecution, and Martyrdom by William Taylor, Antonia van der Meer & Reg Reimer
A global resource and anthology by 62 writers from 23 nations on mission in today's challenging and increasingly dangerous world.