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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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    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 04-15-13
    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 04-15-13 Member Since 2008
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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 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    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


    1 of 1 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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    I consider this an ideal picture of how we should carry ourselves in christian life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lois Papamoa, New Zealand 08-25-13
    Lois Papamoa, New Zealand 08-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    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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    Amy Normal, IL, United States 08-16-13
    Amy Normal, IL, United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2011
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    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Patty Fogarty?

    I would not buy another book from the authors. They repeat the same things over and over. I know it is a true story, but the constant repetition made it feel like we were plodding along.

    However, I do think that Patty Fogarty did a good job narrating.


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    As I stated above, the most disappointing thing was the repetition. I am a Christian, but the book was very "Christian-ese." The same words, phrases, stories were told over and over again. They prayed. They witnessed to the other prisoners. They stood up to their captors. They served.

    Did they have any moments of despair? I do not mean that they doubted God, but I do believe that in such a situation one might wonder if they could continue.

    I would have been interested to know more about their families while the authors were held captive.


    What does Patty Fogarty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings inflection and emotion that would be missed if just reading the same thing over and over.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    It does make me sad that their are places in the world where people can be treated this way, that a government can be so corrupt.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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