In his sixth God's Generals volume, Roberts Liardon chronicles some of the great martyrs for the faith—and some of the lesser-known ones. Their inspirational testimony, acts of courage, and even seasons of doubt both encourage and point awareness toward the persecuted church of the twenty-first century.
The book includes profiles on...
- Apostle Paul and Stephen the Faithful (c. 100 AD)
- Polycarp of Smyrna, Justin Martyr, and Ignatius of Antioch (c. 100-175 AD)
- Perpetua, Blandina, and Irenaeus and Fabian (c. 175-350 AD)
- William Tyndale, John Wyclyffe, Patrick Hamilton, and John Hus (c. 1300-1530)
- Anne Askew, John Foxe, Hugh Latimer, and Thomas Cranmer (c. 1530-1560)
- Martyrs from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John and Betty Stam, and Jim Elliot (c. 1900-1950)
- Wang Zhiming, Gaspar Makil, and Archbishop Oscar Romero (c. 1950-1990)
- Martyrs from the twenty-first century, in regions such as the Philippines, Iraq, Libya, and Syria