In a country where the worst thing that happens to a
Christian is someone raising his or her eyebrow and making fun of them, reading
what the author went through for her faith was indeed humbling.
I was struck by her maturity, even at the age of her
conversion: 14. She was brave in constantly sharing the Gospel with everyone
she came into contact with, even went it could easily have ended in her death.
And often ended in beatings.
The miracles, healings, speaking in tongues she recounts
reminds me of the early church in Acts. These kinds of things have to happen
when the Gospel needs to go far and fast. The author seems to think we are
close to Christ's return. And I do to. She feels the burden to spread the
Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Her faith, her bravery, her forgiveness of those who
persecuted her, her love for her fellow men, her hunger for the Word; (she had
read through the Bible 30 times by the time she was 19 and memorized great
portions of it) should inspire us!
You won't be able to put the book down when she's describing
the church bombing she lived through, you will grit your teeth at the way she
is treated by the Muslim doctors and nurses, you will be in awe of her
description of meeting Jesus in Heaven when she "died".
This book is an eye opener to the Muslim community, a kick
in the pants to start doing our duty as Christians and a great read. I totally
* I received a copy to review from the publisher
Labels: Face to Face with Jesus, Muslims persecuting Christians, Samaa Habib