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Captive in Iran: A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison | [Maryam Rostampour, Marziyeh Amirizadeh, John Perry]

Captive in Iran: A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison

In Captive in Iran, Maryam and Marziyeh recount their 259 days in Evin. It’s an amazing story of unyielding faith - when denying God would have meant freedom. Of incredible support from strangers around the world who fought for the women’s release. And of bringing God’s 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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Publisher's Summary

Embark on a chilling journey inside one of the world’s darkest and most dangerous places: Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Here, prisoners are routinely tortured, abused, and violated. Executions are frequent and sudden. But for two women imprisoned for their Christian faith - Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh - this hell on earth was a place of unlikely grace as they reflected God’s love and compassion to their fellow prisoners and guards. Against all odds, Evin would become the only church many of them had ever known.

In Captive in Iran, Maryam and Marziyeh recount their 259 days in Evin. It’s an amazing story of unyielding faith - when denying God would have meant freedom. Of incredible support from strangers around the world who fought for the women’s release. And of bringing God’s light into one of the world’s darkest places - giving hope to those who had lost everything, and showing love to those in despair.

©2013 Tyndale Momentum (P)2013 Oasis Audio

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    Gina Burnsville, NC, United States 05-07-13
    Gina Burnsville, NC, United States 05-07-13 Member Since 2013

    I love Jesus, family, animals, nature ~ I'm in school for Web Technologies and Information Systems Technology. I love web design and writing.

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    "Inspirational and Uplifting"
    What made the experience of listening to Captive in Iran the most enjoyable?

    This is a inspirational listen (read) that I believe most anyone will be deeply moved by. These two incredible women are sharing their faith in Iran when they are arrested and put into prison. This is their journey, in detail, including many stories of the other women they share their imprisonment with. They continue to share their faith inside the prison, with the other women and the guards. I loved listening and was moved to tears at points. This made me ponder about what I would do in the same situation? They could have denied their faith and been released at any point, but refused to deny Christ. I'm a Christian and felt like these women were anointed by God to share their faith with all these people. I loved listening to this but believe even those who aren't Christians will also be blessed by reading this story. This is one that I will encourage my friends and family to read or listen to. It is wonderful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jesus


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes - when these women prayed for people and had their prayers answered and when others made commitments to Christ


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carla SYRACUSE, IN, United States 05-01-13
    Carla SYRACUSE, IN, United States 05-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A Handbook"

    I consider this an ideal picture of how we should carry ourselves in christian life.

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    Lois 08-25-13
    Lois 08-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A Gripping Story"

    Two iranian women were imprisoned for converting to Christianity, and for 'proselytizing their faith in Jesus Christ. They were sent to the most horrifying prison in Teheran, where the facilities were indescribably filthy and overcrowded. Maryam and Marzilyah were friends who met met at a Christian conference in Turkey, and struck up a friendship. They shared a flat together in Teheran, and took every opportunity to speak about their faith to others, and this drew the attention of the police.
    Prison became a further opportunity to speak of their faith, and their behaviour and the kindness they showed to both fellow prisoners, and to their guards, earned them great respect. Inmates would come to them to request that they pray for them, and the faith that the ladies had in Jesus Christ became renown in the prison. in spite of constant interrogation, and the urge to compromise their story in order to be released, they refused.
    By God's grace, and in response to pressure from the overseas news media - they were released after nine months. Both ladies were reluctant to leave the friends they had made in the prison, where they had shared their sorrows and their hopes for a better future. Their incarceration taught them grace that they would never have developed without those experiences. They now live in the United States

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    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 04-15-13
    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 04-15-13
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    Would you listen to Captive in Iran again? Why?

    No.. I will read it in print. The narrator's pronunciation of Islamic terms is awkward at best and distracting at worst.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Patty Fogarty’s performances?

    If she narrates an American book, or a book where cultural teams are not required.. yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I tried to get into this book, but honestly had such a difficult time with the butchering of the Islamic terminology that I couldn't continue. I would be thrilled to read this book in print

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    LRoa 06-27-15
    LRoa 06-27-15 Member Since 2011
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    "great story, so well told"

    I could hardly put this book down. Every chapter was filled with suspense, hope, profound thoughts, and lessons to be pondered. I feel like I know Maryam and Marziyeh as close friends now. Their story was so well told.

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    Jonathan 06-21-15
    Jonathan 06-21-15
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    "Inspirational story of constant faith"

    This book is an easy read/listen. The story is of two women persecuted for their belief in God and their unwillingness to deny that belief. It tells of the persecution of those who refuse the Islamic faith in Iran and of the corruption of the regime in power there. As a Christian, I found it inspirational. It is filled with examples of how God can use us if we trust him.

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    Dr. Hans M. Wilhelm Sr. Arnold, CA 06-09-15
    Dr. Hans M. Wilhelm Sr. Arnold, CA 06-09-15

    master cook

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    "An amazing testimony of God's power and presence in a desperate situation."

    A very timely account of what is presently happening in Iran in Evan prison where other Christians are being held.

    Many Iranian nationals live in our town,including our hairdresser and primary care doctor. This would be a great gift to give!

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    Sonia Drabek Texas 04-19-15
    Sonia Drabek Texas 04-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Makes Christianity so real"

    This is a book that is deeply meaningful and reveals truly what it means to believe in Jesus. I am I practicing Catholic who very much enjoyed this book!

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    Douglas Scroggs auburn ,georgia 04-08-15
    Douglas Scroggs auburn ,georgia 04-08-15 Member Since 2014

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    May God bless these women and bring their story to the ears of everyone everywhere just keep in mind that some day every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. I now have new insight and compassion for people trapped ,behind enemy lines.

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    Sharon Ashton 02-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful inspiring informative book!"

    I now have an insight to the sufferings of the Iranian people that I didn't have before. I am thankful for the effort it took for these wonderful Christian ladies to document their experience!

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