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Read Portions of Richard Wurmbrand’s Work

Richard Wurmbrand was an accomplished author, writing several books during his lifetime. Several books, written using the copious notes he left after his death, were also published posthumously. Below are summaries of two of his most famous books: Tortured for Christ and In God’s Underground.

TFC BookTortured for Christ

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“This book was singularly instrumental in awakening the conscience of the free world to the horrors experienced by our brothers and sisters behind the Iron Curtain.” —Charles W. Colson, Prison Fellowship

“The written and spoken message of Rev. Wurmbrand is one of which needs to be published and broadcast through every available channel of communication today. We thank God for the eloquent pleas and warning sounded out by his powerful best-seller, Tortured for Christ.” —D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

“Tortured for Christ is still as important today as it was 30 years ago in calling attention to the plight of persecuted Christians in the modern age.” —Frank R. Wolf, U.S. Congressman

Months of solitary confinement, years of periodic physical torture, constant suffering from hunger and cold, the anguish of brain-washing and mental cruelty—these are the experiences of a Romanian pastor during his fourteen years in Communist prisons.

His crime, like that of thousands of others, was his fervent belief in Jesus Christ and his public witness concerning his faith.

Meeting in homes, in basements, and in woods—sometimes daring to preach in public on street corners—these faithful souls persisted in their Christian witness knowing full well the ultimate cost of their actions.

This is their story—a classic account of courage, tenacious faith, and unbelievable endurance. This history of the Underground Church reflects the continuing struggle in many parts of the world today.

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IGU BookIn God’s Underground

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Imprisoned by the Romanian Communists for his work in the Christian Underground, and subjected to medieval torture, Wurmbrand kept his faith—and strengthened it. For fourteen years, he shared that faith with suffering cellmates and gave them solace. In solitary confinement, he tapped out his message of hope and Christian love. In Room Four, the “death room”, he helped dying patients even though his lungs were riddled with tuberculosis and his body lacerated and bloody from whips and kicks. Anguished over the fate of his wife and son, he could still tell jokes and stories to make despairing prisoners laugh. Sorely tempted by the promise of release and reprieve, he refused to become a Communist collaborator.

And the miracle is that he survived.

With humble gratitude to God and Christ, he tells his personal story. It’s an inspiring drama of triumphant faith.

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