Monday, November 7, 2011

Behind the Veils of Yemen by Audra Grace Shelby

How an American Woman
Risked Her Life, Family and Faith
to Bring Jesus to Muslim Women

With only prayer and a faith that always seemed too small, Audra Grace Shelby departed with her husband and children on a one-way flight to Yemen...deep into the heart of conservative Islam.
With honesty and passion, she shares her harrowing journey as a Christian woman thrust into a culture dangerously different from her own.  From the friendships she forged, to her gnawing doubt and fear, to her offers of hope when her new freinds' religion failed them, she gives us glimpses of a world most have never seen:  behind the veils of real Muslim women-and how the grace of God touches lives in the midst of an Islamic stronghold.

I really enjoyed reading Behind the Veils of Yemen.  It was different than most of the books I read and it was a welcoming change.  I found it very interesting to learn about a culture/religion that I know little about.  Audra Grace Shelby tells her story in a very personal way.  You journey with her through the ups and the downs and see that even missionaries struggle with their faith at times.  Her family suffers many trials and sicknesses but they remain true to God and He carries them through the good and the bad.  

I give this book 4 stars!

**This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my review.

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