Christians, especially those in the Middle East, North Africa and North Korea, are now the most widely and intentionally persecuted group in the world. Meanwhile in the West, hostility towards Christians has grown exponentially over the last 20 years.
In the USA, UK and Australia, we are now living in post-Christian societies where various interest groups are experiencing much success propagating and engineering moral and cultural change, designed in large part to isolate and marginalise Christians from the arena of social discourse.
The consequence of this is a rise in Christian persecution, family who disown us, friends who desert us, work colleagues who revile us, politicians who legislate against us. But the Bible tells us not to be surprised by persecution, rather that we should expect it and see it produce in us character and faith.
In the midst of this we are called to love our enemies, bless those who curse us and faithfully seek first the Kingdom of God. But there is hope also, in the midst of suffering God is mightily at work, his power is made manifest and the church globally continues to grow in the face of opposition.
Prepare sets forth a biblical, theological, and practical approach to navigating the challenging days ahead and a reason for hope and optimism.