In 2015 21 Coptic Christians were beheaded by ISIS on a beach in Libya. ISIS released a video of the beheadings that was intended to terrorise Christians in the Middle East. Yet this very video is watched repeatedly by the families of the martyrs: they are inspired by the calmness and courage of their men.
Why are Coptic Christians encouraged rather than terrorised by the video?
Martin Mosebach, an award-winning journalist, travelled to the village that was home to 16 of the martyrs, to interview their families, church leaders and others. His inspiring investigation describes the primitive faith of Egyptian Christians, who have been using the same creed and liturgy since AD42, and how they live in the face of persecution in a Muslim-majority country.
(Hardback: 238 pages)