God's Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance
In October 2016, following a failed coup attempt against the Turkish government, authorities arrested Pastor Andrew Brunson along with tens of thousands of military personnel, civil servants, educators, journalists and dissidents. Brunson, who served as pastor of a small church in Izmir, became a pawn in a geopolitical chess game. He spent two years in a Turkish prison before being released in October 2018. After his release, Brunson became the focus of worldwide media attention. He tells the story of his ordeal in the book God’s Hostage, published in late 2019.
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