THE STORY OF HOW ONE DARING PRAYER TO JESUS CHANGED A LIFE FOREVER…
***My review is my own personal opinion.***
Moving from Kuwait to Charleston, South Carolina, had been an adventure. Surrendering his life to Jesus Christ was actual treason. And yet, Jesus brought Fazal the most powerful peace he had ever experienced: “It filled the room. It grew roots in my heart and in my soul. It intoxicated me.”
In this riveting memoir, Fazal describes how God used extraordinary means to bring a young, underachieving, Muslim immigrant through Desert Storm, across the oceans, into college, and ultimately to pastor a Christian church in North Carolina. He demonstrates that no character flaw, no distance, no cultural chasm is too great for Jesus to reach across.
Fazal is candid about his shortcomings, practical about the challenges of cross-cultural engagement, and ultimately inspiring that God is capable of far more than we have grown to expect. He says, “Jesus consistently, stubbornly refuses to limit himself to my expectations. Which makes getting to know him an unfolding adventure of epic proportions.”
Whether you are a Muslim, Christian, or neither, Ex-Muslim makes a compelling case that life with Jesus Christ is a true adventure.
Naeem Fazal was born and raised as a Muslim in Kuwait. He came to the United States shortly after the Gulf War of 1990. In 1992, he had a supernatural experience with Christ that changed the course of his life. He was ordained in 2001 at Seacoast Church. In 2006, with the help of Seacoast Church, the ARC, and Mosaic LA, he planted Mosaic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Naeem has been featured in Relevant magazine, Leadership Journal, and Charlotte magazine.
I was totally enthralled in Naeem’s testimony from beginning to end, his story held me spell-bound! With parts that are both chilling and inspiring, this is one book more people need to read.
Not only will it help Christians better understand the ways of the Muslim, but I think it will open our eyes, hearts and minds- giving us a passion to love them in a way we never could before….helping us relate better, pray harder and understand them in a whole different way.
One particular moment that stands out in my mind and gave me chills the moment I read it was when Naeem’s sister, Obea gave her life to Christ. She was crying and kept saying over and over…”I’m free, I’m free!” Wow! What a powerful moment:)
The Bible says that we overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony. Naeem’s testimony is a powerful one- one that I pray will impact souls, cross borders and bring people together in the name of Jesus!
Don’t miss this exciting, edge of your seat read!!!
*****5/5 STARS- LOVE LOVE LOVE IT; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****