Syria Crucified: Stories of Modern Martyrdom in an Ancient Christian Land is written by Christian Orthodox authors Zachary Wingerd and Brad Hoff and is set for release in November.
Syria Crucified first ever book to detail the plight of Syria’s Christians, overwhelmingly belonging to Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, during the past ten years of tragic war.
Syria however is also home to the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Assyrian Church of the East and the Chaldean Catholic Church.
The book contains stories and eyewitness accounts which have never before been revealed – harrowing episodes of young Christians dodging bullets on their way to school, monks and nuns huddling in prayer as fanatical armed insurgents surround their monasteries, priests and bishops heroically traveling the war-torn countryside to ransom their parishioners from kidnappers, and more.
“These stories are personal reflections of what it means to be a Christian in the modern Middle East,” states co-author Zac Wingerd, Senior Lecturer in History at Baylor University. “They illustrate the prospect for the Church’s survival on the very soil that witnessed the preaching of the original apostles and the presence of the Lord Himself.”
Look for the upcoming release of Syria Crucified at the Ancient Faith Store, Amazon, and a bookstore near you.