Review: Door to Freedom
Can you imagine the struggles that Christians face when living under Islamic law? Jana Kelley explores modern-day persecution and the life of Muslims in Sudan in her new book, Door to Freedom. In the Islamic country of Sudan, Mia 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 freedom, the freedom that only comes when you trust God’s sovereignty more than manmade security.
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 freedom, the 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.
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`Door to Freedom` is part two of a two-part series written by author Jana Kelley. In order to understand part two, it is important to read part one `Side by Side`. Part one is the beginning of Mia, and her families move to Sudan. This series is inspired by real-life events.
As I read the series I felt turmoil in my emotions. Such horrible actions take place within the Muslim faith; female circumcision, abuse to females who chose to follow Jesus, demonic men leading crowds with cheers of `There is no god but Allah`, and disownment by family members. To become a Christian is to bring dishonor to your Muslim family.
There are a few Arabic words in the novel, however, there is also a glossary to help the reader with the words. This series is an eye-opener of what life is like for a Muslim girl to become a Christian. It is a serious matter that could lead to death.
May the reader be encouraged as you read the story of Halimah and Rania, two Muslim sisters who seek God. This series is dedicated to Muslim women who are seeking the truth.
Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."
About the author:
Author of the captivating novel "Side by Side," Jana Kelley is a Texan who hardly ever lives in Texas. Raised in Southeast Asia, Jana developed a love for cross-cultural living early in life. Her love for writing came soon after. Jana returned to Texas to attend East Texas Baptist University. She and her husband married a month after she graduated, and by their second anniversary, they were living in a remote African town. After 13 years living in Africa and the Middle East, Jana, her husband, and their three boys moved to Southeast Asia where they currently live.
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