But my favorites are the people who seem more real -- more like me. The ones who struggle with their faith even as they are out in the mission field. Because "struggle" and "doubt" are where I live. One minute, I'm pretty sure that I'm doing what God would have me do at this time... the next minute, I'm questioning my purpose. The next, I'm seeing God's clear answer to prayer in a bag of cheddar cheese. The next, I'm questioning how I can ever be sure that I believe what I believe.
Behind the Veils of Yemen, she shares her spiritual highs and lows. She shares the lessons she learned, and the answers to her prayers. She shares her doubts and her fears. And she shares the lives she glimpsed in Yemen.
From the publisher:
With only prayer and a faith that always seemed too small, Audra Grace Shelby departed with her family on a one-way flight deep into the heart of conservative Islam. Here she recounts her harrowing journey as a Christian woman thrust into a culture dangerously different from her own. From the friendships she forged, to her gnawing doubt and fear, to her offers of hope when her friends' religion failed them, she gives us glimpses into a world most have never seen. And she shows how the grace of God transforms lives--even in the midst of an Islamic stronghold.This is a book I think everyone ought to read. I plan to add it to my kids' high school curriculum. My boys aren't likely to be excited about it... but I think once they get a few chapters in, they will be hooked. See for yourself with this excerpt:
Behind the Veils of Yemen
Disclosure: Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.