Item description for Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ by Brother Andrew & Al Janssen...
Overview A young Muslim terrified by nightmares until he is introduced to Isa (Jesus). A former leader in a fundamentalist Muslim movement that persecuted Christians. A privileged young Muslim woman who is held captive by her family when they find a Bible in her possession. In his most incredible and eye-opening book to date, Brother Andrew invites you to meet these brave men and women you never knew existed. This is the riveting true story of the Church in Islamic countries struggling to come to grips with hostile governments, terrorist acts, and an influx of Muslims coming to Christ. The names and places have been changed to protect the real people in the real places. But the stories are true.
Secret Believers not only gives you a glimpse of the lives of these courageous believers, it also proposes four practical initiatives for Christians in the West to help these persecuted brothers and sisters. It calls us to join a new kind of jihad, leaving vengeance behind in favor of forgiveness, radical love, and unyielding prayer
Publishers Description In his most incredible and eye-opening book to date, Brother Andrew invites you to meet brave men and women you never knew existed. This is the riveting true story of the Church in Islamic countries struggling to come to grips with hostile governments, terrorist acts, and an influx of Muslims coming to Christ. The names and places have been changed to protect the real people in the real places. But the stories are true. Now available in paperback, "Secret Believers" not only gives you a glimpse of the lives of these courageous believers, it also proposes four practical initiatives for Christians in the West to help these persecuted brothers and sisters. It calls us to join a new kind of jihad, leaving vengeance behind in favor of forgiveness, radical love, and unyielding prayer.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.47" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0800732642 ISBN13 9780800732646
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More About Brother Andrew & Al Janssen
Brother Andrew began taking Bibles to Christians behind closed borders in 1955. That work has since developed into Open Doors International. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books, including God's Smuggler. Brother Andrew makes his home in the Netherlands. Al Janssen has co-written or authored more than twenty-five books, including Light Force. He is chairman of the board for Open Doors (USA) with Brother Andrew and is director of communications for Open Doors International. Janssen lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ?
Everyone should read this book Jan 14, 2008
What an enlightening book. Everyone in the free world should read this and appreciate the freedom of religion that we have. We live here in this culture and never give a thought to how people in other parts of the world live and what they have to deal with, especially if they are Christians in Muslim countries. I have added the Muslim countries to my daily prayer list. I only wish I could do more.
Tip of the Iceberg? Dec 28, 2007
This book offers something different from many of the books written about the present state of Islam vs. the world. Brother Andrew, while advocating the spread of genuine Christian faith, ends up completely loving Muslims. This is not a hateful or disrespectful book.
I particularly enjoyed seeing how ex-Muslim Christians can move around in a Muslim country, work, marry and have their lives. Islam does not seem to be as completely pervasive in the so-called "Islamic World" as I once thought. I was also interested to see that sometimes the most devout and loving Christians started out as hate filled members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Go figure.
I don't want to overstate it either. Many of these former Muslims pay for their new faith with the ultimate price: a bloody and violent death. But as was once said about the early church "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the faith" so too do we find a deep vein of Muslims looking for a way out of the hatred.
This book shows that everywhere there are opportunities for Christian belief. I was particularly impressed with the ex Muslim who instead of lamenting that his passport still described him as "Muslim" sees in it rather an opportunity to go to Mecca on the hajj so he can tell people about Jesus Christ!
One gets the impression that much more of this kind of "underground" conversion is going on in the Islamic world than we were once led to believe.
Excellent Book Nov 12, 2007
This book does an excellent job telling the story of the commitment and sacrifice of Muslim-background believers, and the pressures that they face daily from their families and friends and cultures when they choose to follow Jesus, the One who loves them. Well worth reading...
I was touched by this book - excellent read Aug 19, 2007
I found this book to be an excellent read and very hard to put down. It chronicles the intertwining lives of several Muslims who converted from Islam to Christianity. All of their stories were different; but, very inspiring to read about. The book takes you back and forth into their lives as each life story unfolds and several become connected to each other. I was touched deeply by this book. It was very well written and you feel as if you are right there living through the persecution with them. Those who practice religion freely need to be there in a much stronger showing of support for the persecuted. This I am certain of.
Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ Aug 12, 2007
This was a book with a bit of a slow start, but after I got into it, I couldn't put it down....literally. Parts of the book brought tears to my eyes. I read God's Smuggler a couple of years ago, and I plan to read other books by Brother Andrew. His life's testimony challenges me to go all out for what God has called me to do.