Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Side By Side

About The Book:   Side by Side (New Hope Publishers, April 2015). 
In the dusty, Islamic country of Sudan, Mia's life collides with that of another young woman. A young Christian American mother, Mia finds more than one dark secret on the streets of Khartoum. She finds Halimah, a young, upper-class Arab student with a bright future in her family's business whose risky and secretive decision has put her life in danger. What happens when the path of young mother intersects with that of a spunky Sudanese student? God transforms them both . . . forever.  Part of New Hope® Publishers' contemporary missional fiction line, Side by Side opens the reader's eyes to the life of Muslims in Sudan as well as some of the struggles that Christians face when living under Islamic law. The reader will be inspired to pray for those who are persecuted for their faith as well as pray for the salvation of those who persecute.  Purchase a copy:

About The Author: Jana Kelley is a Texan who hardly ever lives in Texas. Raised in Southeast Asia, Jana developed a love for cross-cultural living early in life. Her love for writing came soon after. Jana returned to Texas to attend college. She and her husband married a month after she graduated and by their second anniversary, they were living in a remote African town. Together with her husband and three boys, Jana enjoys travel and overseas living. After thirteen years in Africa and the Middle East, Jana and her family moved to Southeast Asia where they currently live.  Find Jana online: website, Facebook, Twitter

My Thoughts On The Book:  When I finished reading the book I felt I needed to sigh.  This book was very impressive and at times literally took my breath away.  It was so realistic that I had to remind myself over and over that it was fiction.  My daughter is a missionary in Moldova at an orphanage and sometimes when we talk about her children I close my eyes and see the ones I teach.  They may live halfway across the world, they may dress differently, they may speak a different language but in the end we are all very much alike.  I have mailed this book to my daughter because I believe she too will fall in love with the writing style and subject of  Jana Kelley.  This is a must read book. 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse  as part of their Book Review Blogger Programs. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  

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