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"The true and riveting story of a woman who spends five years in Afghan villages talking to the natives about her faith in Jesus, while being pressured to convert to Islam. The writing is powerful, the narrative is intriguing, and the author compellingly lifts up Jesus at every turn. An excellent introduction into the Muslim world and the mindset that marks it. Inspiring and educational."
-Outreach Magazine, March/April 2013
"I lived in Afghanistan for five years. I learned the rules - I had to."
The gray-bearded and black-bearded men in the back of the rickshaw eyed me. The gray-bearded man asked me, "Are you a Muslim?"
For him, the word Muslim had a very clear definition. He did not just mean, "Are you submitted to God?" To which I could have said, "Yes, of course." He meant something much more precise: "Do you submit to the laws of the Prophet Muhammad as recorded in the Holy Quran and Hadith and as taught by the mullahs?" Whatever true response I could give would not be welcome.
Still, I could give a true response. I answered the gray-beaded man's question softly without arrogance or apology. "No, I am not a Muslim. I am a follower of the Honorable Jesus Messiah."
The black-bearded man scowled, brows furrowed. He leaned too close to my face and glared directly into my averted eyes. His words came out as a command, short and abrupt: "You should become a Muslim. It would be better for you in this life and the next."
Gives great insight into the Islamic religion and customs and how important it is for believers to lovingly live out our Christian witness of Gods great love and care for us and... Read morePublished 8 days ago by cheryl
Loved it! This was an amazing insight into Afghan culture from a woman who lived there 5 years and worked and served among the people.Published 12 days ago by ChristyS
Gives the reader a good picture of the Afghan common man's and woman's worldview based on 5 years of the author's living in provincial towns while she listened and shared her heart... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Desert Dustbunny
Kate McCord speaks so lovingly about the Afghan people while being true to her faith in Jesus Christ. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Martin
It's clear the author truly loves the Afghan people. She made many friends in that country despite the fact that she is a Christian, a fact that occasionally placed her life in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pat A
This book describes the incredibly vast cultural divide between Afghans and Americans. Differences on every level are so profound I could not possibly have imagined them until I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jan D.
This is an amazing book of a woman's story working for a NGO in Afghanistan. I had no idea that the topic of religion is an important conversation topic that the culture readily... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janet
Beautifully written, well-organized, insightful and fascinating account of Kate's years in Afghanistan.Published 1 month ago by Julie