Thursday, February 25, 2010

Imprisoned in Iran: Love's Victory over Fear by Dan Baumann

Dan Baumann is a YWAM (Youth with a Mission) missionary in Turkmenistan, born and raised in America but holding a Swiss passport.  When he has an opportunity to visit Iran with the hope of finding additional Turkmen to witness to, he runs into obstacles that eventually land him in Iran's most infamous prison--a place from which few leave.

He has a choice to make when he is arrested and questioned.  Will he be honest about his reasons for visiting Iran?  He knows that doing so could seal his death.  But because of his honesty, unexpected things happen.

Duane Litfin, president of Wheaton College writes, "Dan Baumann's harrowing experiences in Iran were the stuff of nightmares.  Yet his is a story of faith and courage, and of God's protection.  This detailed account has the power to encourage many in the midst of their own trouble to abandon themselves, as Dan did, to the providential care of the Lord."

I hope I could be as courageous as the author if I ever faced the sort of thing he did.

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