Captive in Iran: A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Embark on a chilling journey inside one of the world’s darkest and most dangerous places: Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Here, prisoners are routinely tortured, abused, and violated. Executions are frequent and sudden. But for two women imprisoned for their Christian faith - Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh - this hell on earth was a place of unlikely grace as they reflected God’s love and compassion to their fellow prisoners and guards. Against all odds, Evin would become the only church many of them had ever known.
In Captive in Iran, Maryam and Marziyeh recount their 259 days in Evin. It’s an amazing story of unyielding faith - when denying God would have meant freedom. Of incredible support from strangers around the world who fought for the women’s release. And of bringing God’s light into one of the world’s darkest places - giving hope to those who had lost everything, and showing love to those in despair.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 22 minutes|
|Author||Maryam Rostampour, Marziyeh Amirizadeh, John Perry|
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|Audible.com Release Date||April 02, 2013|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #44,870 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#16 in Penology (Audible Books & Originals)
#125 in Biographies of Religious Figures
#668 in Religious Leader Biographies
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The boldness of their witness, the sensitivity of their hearts to the circumstances of countless persecuted women, and the willingness to scrub and clean the filthy living areas are strong evidence of the love for Christ these two women have. They boldly witnessed to interrogators, police, guards, hardened and hopeless cell mates, even prison officials of their devotion to their Savior, Jesus Christ.
I have had the privilege to hear the two of them speak in person on two occasions, so with every page, I saw their beautiful faces, finding it hard to imagine the despicable conditions of Evin Prison. Nevertheless, Maryam and Marziyeh encourage, pray for, and comfort their fellow prisoners. This is a story of unmistakable courage and determination to stand firm in their belief in Jesus, no matter the cost. Even one of the guards remarked, "You two are not like the other prisoners...you're too good to be here. It's a shame for innocent people like you to be locked up." So many other women were also "innocent people" held captive by the harsh and capricious regime in Iran. Little did they know that Maryam and Marziyeh would become their friends and advocates.
I highly recommend this book; frankly, I could not put it down. It gave me a wake-up call to recognize my freedom and seize my opportunities to share the love of Jesus with boldness as they do.
For nine long months these women are subject to conditions that nightmares are made of. They befriend the majority of the women prisoners with kindness, concern, prayers when asked (which was a lot) and a witness for Jesus that was communicated in so many ways. Their prison became a church actually furthering their original mission.
As an American woman and a Christian, peering into the lives of regular folks in Tehran and how the lack of consistency and justice that we have become so casual with here in the USA brings a sense of gratitude for where I live and increased understanding for the sadness of those caught in such tyranny. Their justice system is shockingly corrupt. Marcia and Miriam faced this danger every day and constantly rose above in the strength of the God they know and love. They know what it means to love Him with all their heart, mind and strength - more than life itself - and to trust God under circumstances many of us will never know.
I highly recommend the book. It is fast-moving and amazingly interesting, filled with culture, customs, hopes and dreams.