This video series, produced by Chris White reading from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (best seller in the 16th to 18th centuries), is an excellent video series on the subject of Christian persecution.
If you haven’t read the book or seen the video, it’s eye opening, perhaps, the best preparation you can receive for times of persecution.
Foxe’s book remains a fundamental witness to the sufferings of faithful Christians at the hands of the anti-Protestant Roman Catholic authorities and to the miracle of their endurance unto death, sustained and comforted by the faith to which they bore living witness as martyrs. Foxe emphasizes the right of English people to hear or read the Holy Scripture in their own language and receive its message directly rather than as mediated through a priesthood. The valour of the martyrs in the face of persecution became a component of Christianity.
If you are seeking the Lord: surrender is the fastest way for God to redeem you.