04 May, 2015

{{Book Review}} Side By Side



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.
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.




*My Review*
"Side by Side" is a book that I won't forget very easily. It is an interesting book that is defiantly eye-opening. It showe the perspectives of both a Muslim woman and an American woman living in Sudan and how they're paths eventually cross.

The spiritual content of the story is wonderful as some of the characters share their faith while Halimah learns and reads on her own, too. There is so much prayer involved. 

There is a bit of  a suspenseful feel to the story because  you don't know if/when Halimah could be found out or the risks Mia and Halimah take in sharing their faith. 

recommend this book if you are wanting to know more about the many persecuted Christians find themselves in or what living in an Islam-controlled country would be like. It's a good reminder to pray for all involved.

Many times while reading this book, I would stop and just pray for one of our American Pastor's, Saeed Abedini who is in prison right now(and has been for the past several years) because he refuses to deny Jesus. 



 Meet 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 East Texas Baptist University. She and her husband married a month after she graduated, and by their second anniversary, they were living in a remote African town. After 13 years living in Africa and the Middle East, Jana, her husband, and their three boys moved to Southeast Asia where they currently live.

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*Disclaimer*
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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