As part of SAT-7’s 25th anniversary commemorations, Founder Dr Terence Ascott has written a thrilling memoir, Dare to Believe! Stories of Faith from the Middle East – available to buy now. The book combines his exciting personal story of living through civil wars, kidnappings, detentions, and deportation, with the courageous witness of Middle East Christians, and the birth and growth of SAT-7 into a media network that today broadcasts to millions in Arabic, Turkish and Farsi.
Praise for Dare to Believe!
“In his new book, Dare to Believe!, Terry Ascott has captured the danger, intrigue, yet passion and ingenuity behind the unique development of SAT-7. If you are looking for inspiration, as well as a genuine witness of the life-transforming power of the good news, this is a must read!”
Joni Eareckson Tada, founder and CEO, Joni and Friends
“As I read Dare to Believe!, I found myself moved by the faith and vision required to begin the first ever satellite network in the Middle East aimed at communicating the good news. Terry and Jackie’s story was thrilling! Kingdom progress always requires steps of faith, especially in places where such faith can come at a very high cost. We need more believers willing to do whatever it takes to share the story of Jesus in compelling ways. May God use this story to inspire many more people toward bold action!”
Kevin Palau, president, Luis Palau Association
“Dare to Believe! is a roller coaster of ups and downs, but God moved the mountains of opposition and today is using SAT-7 to break up the hard soil and bring millions to faith in Christ. SAT-7 is the gospel powerhouse that all of us who serve in the Middle East thank God for. I highly recommend Dare to Believe!, and as you read this thrilling book, you will dare to believe and trust God for more in your life!”
Tom Doyle, author of Dreams and Visions and Women Who Risk
“This inspiring volume is really three stories under one cover. It’s the autobiography of a Christian leader with fifty years’ experience of working in the Middle East and North Africa. It’s the history of SAT-7, a gift of God for the satellite age and a glowing example of entrepreneurial faith, which had the vision to embrace new technologies as an effective servant of the gospel. But above all, it is the compelling story of the suffering church standing firm while the world collapses into anarchy and chaos. It is action-packed with powerful testimonies of dramatic conversions to Christ and a hunger for Christian fellowship and Bible teaching. There are vivid stories of persecution, intimidation, blood-soaked martyrdoms, and miraculous escapes. Please read it and recognize there is a price to be paid for daring to believe!”
David Coffey, past president of the Baptist World Alliance and former general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain