Following Christ demands sacrifice… and not just the sacrifice of our sinful desires. For many Christians today, following Jesus means the loss of their property, families, freedom, and even their lives. Walking such a path is a challenge and one that those of us in the “west” too often fail to understand. With freedoms unrestricted, we encounter little resistance to the practice of our beliefs and are often paralyzed when we do. Can we do better?
If that’s a challenge you long to take up, then “Extreme Devotion” is the book for you! In 366 daily readings, you’ll hear the stories of those who have put Biblical principles in action, risking their all for the sake of Christ. You’ll listen as brothers and sisters around the world relate the tales of their fears and failures, trials and triumphs. You’ll walk with them as they encounter those hostile to their faith and demonstrate the love of Jesus in even the most difficult of circumstances. And, more importantly, you’ll be encouraged to develop the same type of faith that has helped each of them to survive the challenges that confront them on a daily basis.
Each day’s devotion consists of a Scripture reading, a story, and a challenge that will help you to deepen your own relationships both with God and with others. You’ll be encouraged to make commitments and take the steps of faith that will strengthen your testimony. And you’ll be inspired to apply those principles as you make a difference in the lives of those around you – reflecting the light of Christ in an ever darkening world.
It’s a journey worth taking and it’s one you’ll be glad you didn’t miss!
“Extreme Devotion” is produced by The Voice of the Martyrs and is available for $13.05 in softcover.