“Johnnie Moore has courageously focused on one of the most alarming and heart rending crises of our time. He bears witness to the war against Christianity which is being waged with horrific brutality by an evil opponent. Every American should read this and demand our government stand up against barbarism”
Former Speaker of the House
"This is an important book written by a competent voice at a critical time. Johnnie Moore has become one of the world’s leading spokespersons for Christians in the Middle East. When most of the world didn’t know about our plight—much less care—he raised his voice. Johnnie Moore has shown in action that we are family with the suffering church. He has come with us in our suffering and pain. Even more than that, he came to our rescue. I hope millions read this book, and care enough to act. ”
The Reverend Canon
Chaplain, St. George’s Anglican Church Baghdad, Iraq
In the summer of 2014, ISIS terrorists stormed into Iraq’s ancient Christian center and unleashed a genocidal jihad that exiled or killed every Christian man, woman, and child and laid waste to some of Christianity’s earliest churches. Half a world away, Johnnie Moore got on a plane and rushed to the region to help. In this book, he relates the stories of the survivors he met—firsthand accounts that give vivid testimony to a powerful Christian love that prevails against satanic violence straight off a Hieronymus Bosch canvass of hell. This primer also draws links between Christian martyrs 00-01_DefyingISIS.indd 1 2/18/15 4:35 PMof today’s Middle East and those of first century Rome, and ends with a warning to a complacent West. Every Christian in America should read it, and then help the persecuted.
Director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom
Johnnie Moore has been consistently sounding the alarm and seeking to awaken the church in the West to the existential threat that ISIS poses to Christians in the Middle East and beyond. His timely book underscores the urgency of confronting this evil.
—Rep. Frank Wolf
Distinguished Senior Fellow, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative
I thank God for Johnnie Moore and for this important book. If Christians do not wake up to this demonic evil and take action against it, God will hold us accountable. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
New York Times Bestselling Author of Miracles and Bonhoeffer
This is possibly the most important book of the year. It is not just timely and relevant—the subject makes that so—it is heartbreaking and spirit-inspiring. Written with journalistic passion, historical nuance, and Christian conviction, Moore’s book doesn’t need to elevate these modern martyrs to sainthood, he merely shines a light on the reality of their plight. In doing so, you realize they are the most tangible, gripping examples of the Gospel of Christ’s love in our day.
Chief of Staff, The Wesleyan Church International Headquarters