The New Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs includes thousands of stories of faithful Christians who gladly gave their lives for the Lord and Master—from Stephen, the first Christian martyr, to those martyred in our day.
The New Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs testifies to the faith of Christian martyrs over the past 2,000 years. In this volume, readers find accounts—sometimes horrific, always disturbing, often inspiring—of many who died for their faith. Stories are arranged in chronological sections: Bible times, the Roman Empire, the fifth through the fifteenth centuries, the Reformation era, and the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries.
Special feature pages throughout the book explain Christian teaching on martyrdom and persecution, prayers and famous quotations of the martyrs, famous quotations about martyrdom and persecution, and historical details.
The electronic version of this book will be especially useful for instantly locating biographical information about historical and contemporary figures who died for their faith. Browse using the hyperlinked table of contents or search for a name and you will be able to instantly open to valuable information!
Pastors, teachers, Bible study leaders, librarians, and any Christian who desires to learn about the persecuted Church will find a wealth of information in this volume.
Mark Water was born in Devon, England and trained for the Anglican ministry at the London College of Divinity. He was ordained as an evangelical minister in 1966. For the past twenty years he has been engaged in the ministry of Christian literature as writer, editor and advisor. He is the author of the Bible Made Easy series, The New Encyclopedia of Christian Quotations, and many other volumes.