TfC movie

Show the Tortured for Christ DVD in your church and celebrate 50 years of supporting persecuted Christians.

TfC movieFifty years ago, a Romanian pastor who had gone through torment for his faith at the hands of his communist jailers inspired Christians around the world.

Those who heard him speak have never forgotten his towering presence and those eyes filled with the love of God. Bruised but not broken, the man himself, like his message, was truly inspirational.

Richard Wurmbrand moved believers around the world to come together to support persecuted Christians.

In his seminal book, Tortured for Christ, Richard Wurmbrand wrote:

‘I tremble because of the sufferings of those persecuted in different lands. I tremble thinking about the eternal destiny of their torturers. I tremble for Western Christians who don’t help their persecuted brethren… The West sleeps and must be awakened to see the plight of the captive nations.’

Consciousness was awakened. And in the UK and Northern Ireland, what began as Christian Mission to the Communist World grew into Release International.

Today, Release is supporting Christians under pressure in some 30 nations around the world, under communism, in authoritarian states, and facing persecution from militant Islamists, Hindus and Buddhists.

The need has never been greater.

But it all began with the atheist Jew who encountered Jesus and became a Christian pastor in Romania. Richard Wurmbrand’s life was so radically transformed that he endured years of torture, rather than renounce his faith.

His many books have challenged and impacted thousands of lives.

Now his own life has been turned into a feature film for Christians to show in their churches and inspire another generation to continue his work of compassion.

Shot entirely in Romania, Tortured for Christ has been filmed by Release’s sister organisation, Voice of the Martyrs USA.

Their confident expectation is that his story will inspire others today.

This 70-minute feature, available on DVD, is a powerful depiction of the life of this man whose message and ministry continue to reach around the world.

Release is offering a free pack to enable UK Christians to show Tortured for Christ in their churches.

It includes the DVD, posters, invitation cards and flyers, tickets, collection envelopes and ‘I will not abandon them’ pledge cards.

Click on this link to take you to the available resources.

To get your free pack, simply tell Release how many guests you intend to invite, and email Release on  Or you can call us on 01689 823491.

Showing Tortured for Christ can inspire another generation to pray for and support our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world.