Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand
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50 minutes
English and Spanish languages Optional Subtitles in English, Spanish, and Romanian

Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand

2009  NR  50 minutes

Before communism fell in Eastern Europe, Christians were often arrested and kept in prisons or labor camps where the Communists went to great lengths to break their faith. This is the story of a family whose faith endured.

Born in Romania, Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand became Christians after they were married. They soon began sharing the Gospel, even though it was prohibited. In 1945, Richard stood up publicly and proclaimed Christ while speaking out against communism. This bold move, as well as his work in the underground church, led to the Wurmbrands’ imprisonment by the Communist government. Richard and Sabina endured unthinkable horror at the hands of the Communists, but their faith and witness was only strengthened, even through multiple imprisonments.

After being ransomed out of Romania, the Wurmbrands dedicated themselves to helping the world understand the horrors that were occurring behind the iron curtain. They began a ministry now known as “The Voice of the Martyrs,” to bring awareness to the persecution of Christians. Their legacy lives on through the work they began and the many lives they touched.

Hear their incredible story through Richard’s and Sabina’s own voices and interviews with their son Mihai. Rare film footage and photos are included, from the archives of The Voice of the Martyrs and the Wurmbrand family.

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4 members reviewed: Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand

4 Stars- Sherri S
Very inspirational documentary. I had never heard of these people but will never forget them now. Even though they were put in prison and tortured, they would not stop professing their faith and telling others, and led many others to Christ, including some of their captors.

After viewing this, I am going to request the Torchlighters DVD version of the Wurmbrands story for my 13 year old.

5 Stars- Malcolm F
If you are a true believer and follower of Jesus Christ you should watch this film, and you should get Richard Wurmbrand's book and read about his imprisonment and years of torture for refusing to deny Christ. It is a reality in many parts of the world today. Our nation is sliding down that same slippery slope, setting aside our protections in place of 'tolerance' for all views... eventually it leads to government that persecutes devoted Christians, because we know there is only one true God.

There is garden variety faith, and then there is faith that stands up under any trial... those who walk by faith and not by sight. This film presents what THAT faith looks like in action.

Do you have it? Does Christ own you heart and soul and mind? Do you walk by faith and not by sight? Here is a very rare glimpse into the life of a man who could say yes to those questions. See what that looks like by watching this film.

5 Stars- Fran C
This DVD was very informative about the lives of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand. It was great to hear them speak for themselves as well as to hear from their son. It is so important that we - here in the free world - know and attempt to understand the horrors that believers face in the countries where the Bible is not allowed and churches are not allowed to flourish in public. This video makes it difficult for one to ignore the need to pray for our brothers and sisters in communist countries.

5 Stars- Joe C
Richard and Sabina Wumbrand is a must see DVD for any christian. If you are a christian and you are having a bad day weight untill you see what our brothers and sisters in other countries are having to deal with every day of there lives. This will give a new meaning to what WE should be doing as christians.

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