AGAINST THE GATES OF HELL: The Life and Times of Henry Perry, A Christian Missionary in a Moslem World
by Gordon and Diane Severance
A riveting story of one man's life and ministry during the explosion of Christian missions in nineteenth-century America, Against the Gates of Hell is the biography of Henry T. Perry, a missionary to Turkey from 1866 to 1913. The book provides an eyewitness account of the last years of the Ottoman Empire, years that are the foundation for the modern Middle East. Perry's diary also reveals a life wholly committed to Christ, by his example challenging the reader in his own Christian walk. Here too can be found historical testimonies of Muslim/Christian relations which have assumed renewed importance since the events of September 11, 2001. It also includes firsthand, eyewitness accounts of the 1894-1895 Armenian massacres and the 1915 Armenian genocide.