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Overview It is the 1960s in California, and Sharon is a typical California girl who has gone off to college...until she meets and marries an Iranian student and moves with him to Iran. Her naive dreams of living a Persian Princess turn into a living nightmare when she finds herself trapped in Teheran, abused by her husband and denied justice by a culture that demeans women. She finds Christ, and the courage to escape, but must leave her two young sons behind. Exiled in Israel, she experiences adventures both wonderful and terrible as she finds a home-and love among a community of Messinaic Jews and American Believers. But her mother's heart never stops yearning to be reunited with the sons she left in Iran. This moving memoir reads like a tale of adventure and romance. A timely look at three faiths by a Christian who lived and worked in Iran and Israel, Daughter of Jerusalem takes readers on a fascinating journey over the roads where Jesus walked.
Publishers Description It is the 1960s in California, and Sharon is a typical California girl who has gone off to college... until she marries and Iranian student and moves with him to Iran. Her naive dreams of living as a Persian Princess turn into a living nightmare when she finds herself trapped in Teheran, abused by her husband and denied justice by a culture that demeans women. She finds Christ, and the courage to escape, but must leave her two young sons behind. Exiled in Israel, she experiences adventures both wonderful and terrible as she finds a home-and love-amoung a community of Messianic Jews and American Believers. But her mother's heart never stops yearning to be reunited with the sons she left in Iran.
Awards and Recognitions Daughter of Jerusalem: An American Woman's Journey of Faith by Sharon Geyer & Louann Werksma has received the following awards and recognitions -
San Diego Book Awards - 2003 Winner - Memoir category
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Studio: Faithwalk Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.61 lbs.
Release Date Jun 19, 2003
Publisher FAITH WALK PUBLISHING #883
ISBN 0972419624 ISBN13 9780972419628
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More About Sharon Geyer & Louann Werksma
Joel Comiskey Ph.D. Fuller Seminary is an internationally recognized church consultant and speaker. He has served as a missionary with the CMA in Quito Ecuador and is now founding pastor of a cell based church in Southern California. Joels books have sold 130000 copies in North American and an additional 200000 copies worldwide. His titles include Home Cell Group Explosion Touch Publications 1998 How to Lead a Great Cell Group Meeting Touch Publications 2001 and An Appointment with the King Chosen Books 2002. Joel teaches as an adjunct professor at several theological seminaries. Joel and his wife Celyce have three daughters and live in Moreno Valley California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Daughter of Jerusalem: An American Woman's Journey of Faith?
Daughter of Jerusalem Sep 25, 2003
Wonderful story giving you the contrast of what dreams of living like a princess such as Princess Nora and what can happen when another one finds herself trapped,abused and denied justice. Her faith heals her each time she is let down and finally wonderful solace and peace at last.
This is the best non-fiction book I have ever read! Jul 20, 2003
I was engrossed with the story and admired the author's quest for spiritual growth and the courage she had to face all of the challenges brought before her. It is clear that the author experienced a great deal of anguish being separated from her children. She never wanted for anything material but continued to grow spiritually and the love she had for her sons never dimmed; it was channeled into helping others.
The author described the very complicated political/religous climate of the middle east in concise lucid terms.
I highly recommend this book.
A Free Spirit Jul 19, 2003
From reading this book I learned that Sharon is an awsome woman. This book is not just about motherhood and Iran. There is so much more to it. It's a story of relentless courage and real life obstacles. This is a story about a young girl who follows her heart. As with all young women, she doesn't always make the best decisions. She learns from her mistakes and persistently persues her quest. Dedicated in her search for God, she has many adventures. Some of them good, some of them not. Sharon is able to retain her personal values despite persecutions. She doesn't let the trials and tribulations keep her down. Throughout Sharons life, she is able to remain true to herself and others. A real keeper of her own convictions. I was inspired by her travels and fearless way of really "living" her life. An autobiography of a truly strong woman, her experiences and lessons learned. A book that reads well and isn't overly wordy. Ms. Geyer can concisly describe her surroundings in such a way that you could picture it in your mind. A true talent. I couldn't put it down. I look forward to reading more from Sharon Geyer.
A More Balanced View Jun 12, 2003
Sharon Geyer was able to write an honest book about being seperated from her children in Iran without drowning the reader in the intense personal struggles she suffered as a mother. Doing this, allows the reader to join Sharon on her journey without adding further guilt and pain to her children who still love both of their parents. This feels like a selfless act of mothering and gives the reader a more balanced view into Sharon Geyer's life.
A story of faith Jun 11, 2003
Sharon Geyer's story is as much about her journey of faith as it is about a young woman who heads off to Iran with her new husband and son, her life in Iran, her eventual escape and the pain of leaving her sons behind and her discovery of and love for Jerusalem. I couldn't put it down.