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A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison
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Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh knew they were putting their lives on the line. Islamic laws in Iran forbade them from sharing their Christian beliefs, but in three years, they’d covertly put New Testaments into the hands of twenty thousand of their countrymen and started two secret house churches.

In 2009, they were finally arrested and held in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, a place where inmates are routinely tortured and executions are commonplace. In the face of ruthless interrogations, persecution, and a death sentence, Maryam and Marziyeh chose to take the radical—and dangerous—step of sharing their faith inside the very walls of the government stronghold that was meant to silence them. In Captive in Iran, two courageous Iranian women recount how God used their 259 days in Evin Prison to shine His light into one of the world’s darkest places, giving hope to those who had lost everything and showing love to those in despair.

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April 2, 2013

Wow! What an inspiring, heartbreaking, and interesting book! I just finished reading Captive in Iran and I absolutely loved it and highly recommend reading it. This book offers a unique inside look into the Iranian culture from a converted Iranian Christian that is rare due to Iran's harsh restrictions on their people. It is such a different world than what most of us Americans can comprehend and it really opens your eyes to the gross injustice and assaults on freedom that are taking place around the world. This book is a very quick read - I didn't want to put it down! Marayam and Marziyeh are incredibly brave women and I am so thankful that they are willing to tell their story!

Captive In Iran, is written by Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh. These two Iranian women courageously stood firm in their faith while in Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Despite the possible sentence of death, Maryam and Marziyeh continued to share their faith to their fellow cellmates. Captive in Iran is a mind blowing and encouraging story of how these two sisters in Christ continued to believe, not matter what the cost. I was excited to finally be able to read Captive In Iran, but what not sure of what to expect. What I read was really amazing. I cannot begin to imagine what it must have been like in Evin. How loosing your friends, facing interrogations, and the many other things they went through must have been like, and yet they faithfully continued to share the love of Christ to everyone. I definitely suggest you read this book. It has the moments when you are joyful for those who are freed, and when you are saddened from the executions of others. It is encouraging to read of how they prayed and when their prayers were answered. Captive In Iran is a must read.