Although this book is fiction, what happens in it is based on true life experiences and can help you understand a culture that is very foreign to many of us. God called us to go into all the world, and that includes countries that it might not be easy to go to. The characters in the book experience deep personal spiritual growth as the story progresses and it is wonderful to see. The struggles are so worth it as they share their faith with others.
This book is a really good read and easy read. It is a sequel to Side by Side, but can be read as a stand alone book easily. This would be a great book for teens and young adults to read, as well as adults. Some of the subjects are tough to grasp in respect to the hard times Believers in those countries deal with, but not so much that you should avoid it. It's an impactful book!
About the book:
"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 man-made 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.
About the author:
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 college. She and her husband married a month after she graduated and by their second anniversary, they were living in a remote African town. Together with her husband and three boys, Jana enjoys travel and overseas living. After thirteen years in Africa and the Middle East, Jana and her family moved to Southeast Asia where they currently live.
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