Monday, July 14, 2014

Face to Face With Jesus

(last night's glorious sunset)

    While I read a lot of books, I recommend comparatively few... but I recently read a book that I have put on my  'must read' short list.
    The book is called Face to Face With Jesus - by Samaa Habib with Brodie Thorne.
It is a the true story of Samaa Habib, the tenth and youngest child of a strict Muslim family in the Middle East. The story is captivating, inspiring, and makes you feel like you are reading a modern rendition of the book of Acts.
     The first chapter of the book tells of the horrific bombing of the church Samaa attended. Four bombs were planted by terrorists, Samaa standing right beside one of the bombs as it went off.  She was 'killed'.   You are left 'hanging' there as the story takes you back to the beginning of Samaa's life and then leads you back to the time of the church bombing.

     I hate to be a book spoiler so I will say no more, but if you want a good, true-life-experience, inspirational, can't put the book down,  kind of read I encourage you to read this book !

     If you aren't a reader, don't have time to read,  but you have an hour to spare to listen to her audio testimony, you can find a link here.


Anneliese said...

this sounds like a heart wrenching story with a heart warming ending. Oh, the tears He will wipe away one day!

Lynn said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say hi :) I am also a Christian who loves books. And I don't talk about them much online since my blog is a recipe blog. But it is nice to "meet" you, a kindred spirit! Enjoyed hearing about this book, too. Hope you have a great day.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Brodie Thorne has been a favorite author of mine. The Zion Chronicles and Zion Covenant series by Thorne were excellent and provided great historical information on the founding of Israel. Glad to hear of another Thorne book.