People of the Book……..by Kathi Macias

People of the Book……..by Kathi Macias

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: New Hope Publishers (April 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596692820
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596692824
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches

Book Blurb:
Will God protect and keep them safe in the midst of persecution?
Farah lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with her family, and wants nothing more than to develop a deeper devotion to her Muslim faith. She sees the month of Ramadan as her chance to draw nearer to Allah, and pursues that goal. All goes well until the prophet Isa—Jesus—appears to her in a dream and calls her to Himself. Her brother, Kareem, who has never liked her, seeks to discredit her.
Farah’s cousin, an only child, frequents an online chat. She discovers former Muslims discussing their new belief that Isa is much more than a Muslim prophet—He is actually the Son of God. She becomes acquainted with an American girl of Muslim ancestry—now a devout Christian—Sara. Sara has problems of her own due to her brother Emir’s suspicious behavior.
Each finds their faith put to the test. Will they be true to their beliefs? Will God protect them, or will they pay the ultimate price for their faith?

My Review

The setting of People of the Book is Saudi Arabia, not a place that Christians can freely worship God in public. It was the month of Ramadan and Farah and her cousin Nura, along with their families were continually fasting, praying and drawing nearer to their Allah. Even though women worshiped and prayed differently than the men, Farah wanted to make sure she spent enough time worshiping and praying to Allah hoping he would do good things on her behalf because the time she spent in worship to him.

But all changed after Isa-Jesus met Farah in a dream, drawing her to Himself. At first she wasn’t sure and was afraid, especially because of what her brother Kareem would do to her. In her country people were killed at the mention of the name Isa/Jesus. Farah knew that Kareem wouldn’t hesitate killing her if he knew. But finally, Farah answered Isa and believed in Him. And without knowing about Farah, Nura finds Isa for herself after talking to her American friend Sara in an online chat room. Farah and Nura both knew their future because they believed in Isa, but they knew He would always go with them, where ever that might be. Join Farah and Nura during the days of Ramadan and witness the amazing ways Isa-Jesus called them both to Himself, and the joy and peace both young ladies experienced finding this Isa they were longing for.

I am convinced that every Christian should read Kathi Macias’ Extreme Devotion series You will realize how blessed we are to live in America where we can freely worship our Lord.  and you will get a vision of what it is like to worship Him in a place like Saudi Arabia. Each book in this four book series will grip your heart in a way you’ve never known before.

Kathi has a way of creating unique character weaving them together with dangers, fear, hate, constant tension in families in a country that worships Allah and hates our God, telling a story that will chill you to the bones and keep you on the edge of your seats until the last word. These people are families just like our own, only worshiping Allah causes some of the family members to do unbelievable things when they find out their loved ones even mention God or the Bible. I urge you to read this book, it will change your life!

I received this book from the author to read and review. 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 55.

About the Author

Kathi Macias (www.kathimacias.com; www.thetitus2women.com; http://kathieasywritermacias.blogspot.com) is a multi-award winning writer who has authored more than 30 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences, and won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association). Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their free time buzzing around in their new ride: Al’s 2005 sunburst orange Corvette.

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