Wednesday, August 12, 2015

REVIEW: Hiding in the Light by Rifqa Bary

REVIEW: Hiding in the Light by Rifqa Bary

{About the Book}

“After four years of hiding my faith from my family, I knew that it was time. I wrote with shaky hands, ‘Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I refuse to deny him….’ There was no turning back now. I had to get out of that house if I wanted to live. Was this worth risking everything for? Yes.”

Rifqa Bary grew up in a devout Muslim home, obediently following her parents’ orders to practice the rituals of Islam. But God was calling her to freedom and love. He was calling her to true faith. He was calling her to give up everything.

Leaving Islam for Christianity cost her more than she imagined
but gave more than she could have dreamed.

Hiding in the Light is the story of Rifqa’s remarkable spiritual journey from Islam to Christianity. It is also the untold story of how she ran from her father’s threats to find refuge with strangers in Florida, only to face a controversial court case that reached national headlines. Most of all, it is the story of a young girl who made life-changing sacrifices to follow Jesus—and who inspires us to do the same.

{My Review}

Hiding in the Light is a revealing memoir of a young girl raised in a devout Muslim household, who for a time was hiding her Christian faith from her family. Until she decided to come out to them and tell them of her newfound Christian faith. Eventually, Rifqa whi believed her life was in danger, fled from her family and their home to the home of a Christian couple. Due to Rifqa being underage she was eventaully returned to her family only to leave again and never return. 

Rifqa Bary is quite an extroidanary young woman who held fast to her faith despite the pressures and hard times. She very clearly states she very much so loves her family and hopes that they one day discover the love and grace of Jesus Christ. She even writes a letter to her brother. I applaud Rifqa in what she did and hope to see her story spred throught the United States and the world. Highly recommended.

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