Friday, July 31, 2015

Hiding in the Light by Rifqa Bary

From the publisher:
Rifqa Bary grew up in a devout Muslim home, obediently following her parents’ orders to practice the rituals of Islam. But God was calling her to freedom and love. He was calling her to true faith. He was calling her to give up everything.
Leaving Islam for Christianity cost her more than she imagined
but gave more than she could have dreamed.
Hiding in the Light is the story of Rifqa’s remarkable spiritual journey from Islam to Christianity. It is also the untold story of how she ran from her father’s threats to find refuge with strangers in Florida, only to face a controversial court case that reached national headlines. Most of all, it is the story of a young girl who made life-changing sacrifices to follow Jesus—and who inspires us to do the same.


When I first picked up this book, I thought that Rifqa lived overseas.  When I realized that this was in America and the things happened on United States soil, it made it that much more real for me.  It was easier to connect and be drawn into the reality of her story.

I was raised as a Christian from birth and this story made me re-appreciate the blessing that I have. 

This is a page-turning book that people need to read.  Not just as a human interest story.  As a wake-up to God and how amazing He really is.  We just are so saturated in religion and use to our non-treatened way of life that we tend to not value worshiping opening as we do.

Rifqa writes honestly.  She doesn't just love God and feel peace the whole time, but she struggles and finds Him over and over.  It will encourage readers because she is real and yet she is unreal because of her total love of God.

I received this book free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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