Captive in Iran: A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph by John Perry, Maryam Rostampour, Marziyeh Amirizadeh

By John Perry, Maryam Rostampour, Marziyeh Amirizadeh

Embark on a chilling trip within one of many world's darkest and most threatening areas: Evin, the infamous Tehran legal. the following, prisoners are many times tortured, abused, and violated. Executions are common and surprising. yet for 2 girls imprisoned for his or her Christian faith—Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh—this hell on the earth was once a spot of not likely grace as they mirrored God's love and compassion to their fellow prisoners and guards. opposed to all odds, Evin could develop into the single church lots of them had ever known.

In Captive in Iran, Maryam and Marziyeh recount their 259 days in Evin. It's an grand tale of unyielding faith—when denying God could have intended freedom. Of tremendous help from strangers worldwide who fought for the women's liberate. And of bringing God's gentle into one of many world's darkest places—giving wish to people who had misplaced every thing, and displaying like to these in melancholy.

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Maybe I didn’t truly believe that I was good enough to score a Test century. —but that was the way I was thinking, even though it might not have been apparent to those watching. In The Age, Greg Baum wrote of this innings: ‘The mainstay was Bevan. ’ Still, my experiences at the batting crease in this series and since have led me to the conclusion that in your mind, subconsciously, you set yourself a level at which you think you are. And it can be extremely hard to climb above that level, hard to ‘believe in yourself ’, if your gut feeling is that you’re not quite good enough.

Early in that series I got out to a ‘throat’ ball from Darren Gough and played a few other short ones ordinarily as well. Immediately, I was reading and hearing through the media and elsewhere that I couldn’t play the short ball, to the point that I thought, ‘OK, I’ve got a problem with the short ball’. I didn’t really have a problem with the short ball at all—for the previous few years I’d coped with quick bowling pretty well, and in Pakistan I’d scored a few runs against Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis—but for the next three years I practised against the short ball, tried different things against the short ball, had heaps of short balls thrown at me, did hours with a bowling machine, was tagged as susceptible to the short ball, and focused on the wrong things.

I reckon that if they’d aimed at my legs, or concentrated on the ‘corridor of uncertainty’, that would have worked as well, because I wasn’t mentally strong and that’s why I was getting out. That’s what I needed to fix—and then the short ball wouldn’t have been a problem any more. I’ve been asked whether the Australian team set-up let me down? Why didn’t someone—the captain? QX5 5/12/07 3:03 AM Page 39 problem was? My view is that, as they say, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.

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