If you ever wanted to better understand the verse from Hebrews 13:3, Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering, the book Safely Home by Randy Alcorn will capture your attention.
This is a fictional story about real people [names have been changed] in the persecuted church. A subject most of us would admit to not knowing much about at all. Since the Bible commands us to remember those in prison, Safely Home is a “bracing wake-up call” according to a review by Chuck Colson.
American business executive Ben Fielding has no idea what his brilliant old college roommate is facing in China. But when they’re reunited in China after twenty years, the men are shocked at what they discover about each other.
Thrown together in an hour of encroaching darkness, watched by unseen eyes, both must make choices that will determine not only the destinies of two men, but two families, two nations. . .and two worlds.
If you’re looking for a story that will get your blood moving and your heart racing, you can’t go wrong with Safely Home. It begins in America and goes back and forth over the ocean to China and back.
Is this the day I die? . . .As a young man Quan had tried to disbelieve in God.. . .Quan had tried hard not to be a Christian. He had succeeded too, until he went to college in America. But one day his big American roommate, Ben Fielding, had invited him to a meeting of Christians on the Harvard campus. His questions and doubts and resentments fell in the face of truth. The faith that had been his mother’s and father’s became, for the first time, his own, far away in that foreign land where he had studied to become a college professor. Though they had long since lost touch with one another, Quan thought of Ben often and prayed for him daily.
This story shows us exactly how we can affect the lives of others by our actions. By the seeds we are called to plant, water, or harvest. Heaven is watching.
Be sure to pick up this book that was inspired by the Ron DiCianni painting, Safely Home.
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