Monday, February 27, 2017
Door to Freedom
"It's rough and it's smooth. It's dark and it's light. It's a masterpiece. It's us. Here in Sudan. We are scared of it and drawn to it. There is an open door, and there is much opposition."
In the dusty, Islamic country of Sudan, Mia, who is raising her family in a Muslim country, has learned to boldly share her faith. Rania, the daughter of a wealthy Sudanese Arab, seeks to find the reason for her sister's sudden disappearance. Mia holds some of the answers, but both women quickly discover they must each walk through their own doors to freedomthe freedom that only comes when you trust God's sovereignty more than manmade security.
Part of New Hope Publishers' line of contemporary missional fiction, Door to Freedom, the sequel to Side by Side, opens the reader's eyes to modern-day persecution and the life of Muslims in Sudan. Based on real-life events, Door to Freedom also reveals some of the struggles that Christians face when living under Islamic law. The reader will be inspired to pray for those who are persecuted for their faith as well as for the salvation of the persecutors.
My thoughts: While this book is exceptional, I think I liked the first one the best, since it really showed the sacrifice that Muslims have to make when they accept Jesus as their Savior. That said, this one was wonderful and I did appreciate the message of serving God even when persecuted. Jana does a fantastic job of bringing her characters to life, their struggles and joys. I enjoyed the taste of what it would be like to live in modern Sudan and what an adjustment it is to be in a different culture. I highly recommend this series!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.