Saturday, November 20, 2010

Which None Can Shut


by Reema Goode

Read the Back:
“See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it.” REVELATION 3:8

Imagine a place where becoming a Christian is a punishable crime – and your own family exacts the punishment. Where those who spread the Gospel among locals are deported if discovered. Where converts to Christianity face persecution, isolation, or even death as the price for their faith.

“Reema Goode” and her family are Christians working in a closed Middle Eastern country where all of these things are true. Yet they are also firsthand witnesses of a whole new world, where an unprecedented number of Muslims are becoming followers of Jesus.

In this powerful collection of personal stories, Reema takes us deep inside her Arab neighborhood to show how God is opening doors in just one of many Islamic communities. As she walks us through everyday life in a Muslim town, she reveals the diverse, creative, unexpected, and thrilling ways God is reaching her neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This encouraging, uplifting, and even humorous firsthand account of a Christian family living among Muslims will inspire you in your own walk of faith, teach you how to pray for Muslims and those who minister to them, and encourage you with the knowledge that God’s loving Light is penetrating the darkness.

My Thoughts:
What an amazing testimony of how lives are being changed in the Muslim world and about the power of prayer! This collection of stories will touch your life in ways you never thought possible. I found it to be a great insight into the lives and culture of the Muslim people. The moments that Reema speaks about when a seeking Muslim person finally “sees it” brought me great joy and spread a smile across my face. These testimonies are similar to many of our stories. There are many prejudices towards those of Middle Eastern descent (especially after the tragedy of 9/11). I think that this book can help alleviate some prejudice as well as some ignorance that western society has. It is quite important for us to continue praying for the Middle East and those that are living in the dark. God is doing AMAZING work there!! Each story in this book blessed me in a different way and opened my eyes to the amazing power of God and of prayer. Please pick this book up for yourself and/or someone you know and help eradicate ignorance!

This review was made possible because I received a copy of Which None Can Shut from Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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