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Join me for a 40-day journey to meet members of our persecuted family and be inspired by their faithfulness!

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“Todd invites the reader inside the narrative by shining a light on believers for whom persecution is normal.”
– Nik Ripken, Author, The Insanity of God
“Contemporary heroes…willing to die for rather than deny Christ.”
– Ed Stetzer, Billy Graham Center
“…travel with Todd to get a global perspective of what it means to follow Jesus. Your faith will never be the same again.”
– Janet Parshall, Nationally syndicated radio host
“While reading…I felt like I was walking on holy ground. The stories in this riveting book take you deep into the heart of some of the most dangerous countries in the world for Christians….”
– Tom Doyle, Author and Mission Worker
“Inspiring and informative…every Christian should read this book”
– Bob Fu, Former prisoner for Christ in China

About Todd Nettleton

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Todd Nettleton is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs—USA and host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, inspiring US Christians with the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 70+ nations where they face persecution for wearing His name.

During more than 20 years serving at VOM, Todd has traveled the world and conducted face-to-face interviews with hundreds of Christians who’ve endured persecution in more than 30 nations. He has been interviewed more than 3,000 times by media outlets including CNN, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, the BBC, Moody Broadcast Network, Christian Broadcasting Network, Newsweek, The Voice of America, Mission Network News and Trinity Broadcasting Network.

In 2014 VOM launched a weekly radio program and podcast, which Todd hosts and produces. Guests have included Christians persecuted for their faith and family members of Christians martyred for following Christ. In 2016, the show was named Radio Program of the Year by National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). It airs weekly on more than 1000 radio stations, and the podcast version has reached #1 on iTunes’ “Religion and Spirituality” chart. You can find a broadcast station carrying VOM Radio and listen to all episodes online at

Todd was part of the writing team for four VOM books, including Extreme Devotion and FOXE: Voices of the Martyrs. He has spoken at conferences and in churches all over the United States about the faith of persecuted Christians.

A former sports writer, Todd is a graduate of Bartlesville Wesleyan College (now Oklahoma Wesleyan University). He has done postgraduate study at the University of Oklahoma.

The son of missionary parents, Todd did part of his growing up in Papua New Guinea and the rest in Southern California.

Todd and his wife, Charlotte, have two grown sons and two daughters-in-law. In his spare time, Todd enjoys reading, music, travel and sports, including serving as commissioner of a fantasy football league.

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