“If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also,” said the Lord Jesus Christ to His first followers. Christian believers have suffered for their Lord down the centuries and across the world. Hated Without a Reason tells the glorious story of their courage, faith and endurance, including many moving and inspirational examples that are little known. At a very personal level, Dr Sookhdeo’s book considers the different ways in which individual Christians could respond to persecution. It also explores the wide sweep of causes of persecution over two thousand years, whether religious, political, economic or ideological, finding lessons from the past which are relevant and applicable in the twenty-first century.