Women Who Risk
Secret Agents for Jesus in the Muslim World
Explore the incredible work of the Lord in the hearts and lives of women in the Muslim world! In these gripping stories of Christ's presence straight from the underground church, Pastor Tom Doyle and his wife, JoAnn, show you how women in Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran are leading their communities to faith in Jesus—and how you can too!
Despite enormous risks to themselves and their families, former Muslim women are now influencing their husbands and their children and bringing others to faith in Jesus Christ. No matter where they live, these women are the God-ordained spiritual gatekeepers of their families. Even though the level of oppression that women face under Islam is unfathomable to many in non-Muslim nations, these brave women stop at nothing to share their faith.
The Doyles believe that women are a major reason why more Muslims than ever are coming to faith in Christ. Over the years they have discovered that once God sets a Muslim woman free, she becomes an unstoppable force for God. Women Who Risk takes readers into Muslim homes in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and other hot spots to see the power of Christ at work. This incredible book contains:
Inspirational stories straight out of the underground church—stories you don’t get on the newsExamples of the miraculous works of God happening in the Muslim worldThe experiences of pastors who have worked for the past twenty-five years in the Middle EastA clear call to action sounding the alarm to the body of ChristMotivation for all Christians to boldly share their faith with family and friends
The stories of these women are both breathtaking and heart-rending. Living on the edge, these women spread the gospel without fear, and the victory of the gospel is thrilling for all to see. If you’re wondering if God still performs miracles or are afraid your life can't make an impact, then this is the book for you.
Married American pastors Tom (Killing Christians) and JoAnn Doyle offer a middling collection of stories about Muslims who have converted to Christianity. During nearly two decades of missionary work abroad, the authors met those profiled. Jordanian Nori Kahn, plagued by nightmares brought by "jinns," was turned away by both Catholic and Orthodox priests before being welcomed by a Baptist church, having her demons cast out, and coming to understand that her relationship with her father was sexually abusive. Farah Abbas, also in Jordan, was forced into a marriage with a vile man to secure funds for her mother's cancer treatments, but an encounter with happy Syrian refugees who had converted to Christianity showed her a new way forward. The other stories follow similar trajectories of women caught in abusive marriages or war zones who find peace by leaving Islam for Christianity. Unfortunately, the Doyles locate the main source of these women's tragedies in Islamic practice and scripture, making the stories rather simplistic despite the real human emotion undergirding them. These one-note accounts of religious conversion will have very limited appeal.