The Bible is full of examples of persecution for those who follow God in faithfulness and obedience. From Abel to the prophets, from John the Baptist to the disciples, the men and women who testified to the Truth endured suffering and trials for their godly witness. In the Shadow of the Cross explores suffering and persecution throughout the entire Bible, including observations and studies from nearly 200 Christian scholars, both ancient and modern. It is one of the most thorough biblical studies of persecution available today, a valuable resource for every student of the Bible. GLENN PENNER is the former CEO of The Voice of the Martyrs Canada. A graduate of Winnipeg Theological Seminary and Mountain View Bible College, he taught at church leadership seminars and theological institutions in Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia, specializing in the field of theology and persecution. Glenn joined VOM in 1997, and served the mission in a variety of capacities, including Development Director, Communications Director, Scholar in Residence, and Executive Advisor. With an avid interest in Russian history and literature, church history, and organizational leadership models and strategies, he has traveled to more than 30 countries to encourage persecuted Christians. Glenn went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2010, following a seven-year struggle with cancer.