Sunday, September 6, 2015

Hiding in the Light - Book Review

Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow JesusHiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus by Rifqa Bary

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an amazing true story of a Muslim Sri Lankan girl who moves to America, meets Christians, and becomes a Christian herself. She hides it for many years, fearing the consequences, though feeling guilty for lying.  Eventually her parents find out and things go from bad to worse, in many ways.  She has to run for her life, unwilling to deny the faith when her father gives her an ultimatum.  Through jail-time, courtroom battles, sickness, and more, Rifqa Bary keeps trusting the Lord, feeling His presence even amid fears.  Read it and be inspired and humbled, as I was.  Though Rifqa didn't do everything right, she is a testimony to God's grace and power.  Most of us don't experience half of the burdens she faced, yet how weak and small is our testimony and love for the Lord! 
4.5 stars.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review (thank you!) and was not required to post a positive review.

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Anonymous said...

That sounds like such a powerful story! In the midst of so much bleak news in the world, it's so encouraging to hear of those coming to Christ.

Melissa M. said...

Yes, it is! Thanks for the comment! :)