This powerful book describes God's work in North Korea through three generations of the Bae family, beginning with a family member during World War II and continuing through to his grandson, who was forced to flee after spending a year in a North Korean prison.
Their faith is unique among North Korean believers--it has been carefully passed on to each generation without outside contribution. The Bae family's story provides a rare, first-person account of life for underground Christians in this isolated nation and offers insight into the many hardships believers have faced since the founding of communist North Korea.
Christians like the Bae family are extremely rare in North Korea. Most North Korean Christians learn about Christ in China or South Korea and take him--and a fair amount of systematic teaching and resources--back with them to North Korea. But the Baes are from an altogether different part of the sheepfold. Born of the martyrs, they are among the remnant 7,000 who have not bowed to Baal (1 Kings 19:18). The Baes are heirs to the bold faith of the ancestors, guardians of the gospel in arguably the most idolatrous country in modern history.
"This may sound like a very unusual ending to a story about Christian faithfulness across generations, but North Korea is a very unusual place to be faithful. In North Korea, faithfulness is not something Christians are while they are busy doing other Christians things. It's what they do with their minds and souls and bodies and strength, and it almost always comes at the cost of their lives. So it is a very precious thing, and it means that our stories often have unusual beginnings and unusual endings. Like this one." --Mr. Bae
Author: Mr. and Mrs. Bae, as told to the Rev. Eric Foley
Pages: 115 pp.
Topic/Country: Persecution, Communism, North Korea, imprisonment, martyrdom, evangelism
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