Welcome to Captive Faith.
This is a web site devoted to people of the Bible and of the Christian faith whose time in prison brought forth some of the most creative, life-changing, and spiritually perceptive writing in all history.
The Christian faith teaches us not to be surprised by adversity. Our Lord, Teacher and Savior, after all, died a horrific death in a public execution by crucifixion after a rigged trial. Countless numbers of his followers over the centuries have died or gone to prison for his sake. Others have gone to prison because of their own misdeeds and there found the liberation of the Gospel that turned their prison experience into a discovery of grace and joy.
Reading accounts of what they endured and seeing how they bore up under hardship can re-energize our spiritual lives.
In these pages you will meet Bible characters such as Joseph and Paul, and Christian prisoners through the ages, such as Pothinus, Joan of Arc, and Toyohiko Kagawa. They left a triumphant legacy for our encouragement and edification.