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  • Translator
    Sharon Howe

The Last Christians

Stories of Persecution, Flight, and Resilience in the Middle East

Published by Plough Publishing House .
Written in English.

About the Edition

A Westerner’s travels among the persecuted and displaced Christian remnant in Iraq and Syria teach him much about faith under fire.

Inside Syria and Iraq, and even along the refugee trail, they’re a religious minority persecuted for their Christian faith. Outside the Middle East, they’re suspect because of their nationality. A small remnant of Christians is on the run from the Islamic State. If they are wiped out, or scattered to the corners of the earth, the language that Jesus spoke may be lost forever – along with the witness of a church that has modeled Jesus’ way of nonviolence and enemy-love for two millennia.

The kidnapping, enslavement, torture, and murder of Christians by the Islamic State, or ISIL, have been detailed by journalists, as have the jihadists' deliberate efforts to destroy the cultural heritage of a region that is the cradle of Christianity. But some stories run deep, and without a better understanding of the religious and historical roots of the present conflict, history will keep repeating itself century after century.

Table of Contents

Preface: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless
1. Looking Death in the Eye
2. Please Help Us!
3. A Graveside Reunion
4. Last Respects
5. A Waiting Game
6. When They Persecute You
7. A Life's Work in Ruins
8. A Bishop in Exile
9. Nothing New under the Crescent Moon
10. Within Sight of the Islamic State
11. The Decline of the Christian Middle East
12. A Rocket in the Roof
13. Garo's Odyssey
14. Remembrance Is the Secret of Redemption
15. The Death of a Language
16. Through a Child's Eyes
17. Blessed Are the Meek
18. Easter Comes Early
19. Giving of Our Best
Epilogue: The Gift of Home

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8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
11.2 ounces

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