Monday, June 20, 2011

People of the Book

Will God protect and keep them safe in the midst of persecution?
Farah lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with her family, and wants nothing more than to develop a deeper devotion to her Muslim faith. She sees the month of Ramadan as her chance to draw nearer to Allah, and pursues that goal. All goes well until the prophet Isa—Jesus—appears to her in a dream and calls her to Himself. Her brother, Kareem, who has never liked her, seeks to discredit her.
Farah’s cousin, an only child, frequents an online chat. She discovers former Muslims discussing their new belief that Isa is much more than a Muslim prophet—He is actually the Son of God. She becomes acquainted with an American girl of Muslim ancestry—now a devout Christian—Sara. Sara has problems of her own due to her brother Emir’s suspicious behavior.
Each finds their faith put to the test. Will they be true to their beliefs? Will God protect them, or will they pay the ultimate price for their faith?

My thoughts...

This will not be the last book by Kathi Macias that I read. People of the Book is a beautifully written story of three young women, two Muslims in Saudi Arabia and the other in America who talks to them of Jesus via the internet.

It's heartbreaking to read of the dangers of even thinking about following Christ. The emotional turmoil these women go through, not to mention the hardships and battles are overwhelming. But the love of God is strong enough to give them the courage they need to take a stand for Him.

This book was so hard to put down, though it is fiction it depicts the truths of what women (and men) in Muslim countries face when they decide to follow Christ. The horrorible things that happen is shocking, this book will bring you to your knees in praying for all those who face these atrocities.

A fabulous book... I give it 5 stars wishing I could give it more!

I received an e-copy of this book free from New Hope Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Heidi'sbooks said...

Wow, sounds great. I'm reading The Bookseller of Kabul, and I'm astonished at the treatment of women.