Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Behind the Veils of Yemen by Audra Grace Shelby

Behind the Veils of Yemen is a book about a missionary family who leave the comforts and safety of the USA and answer the call of God to "Go Ye into the world and teach the Gosple".  After they recieve the call and start to train for their assignment they continually are tested but God continues to call them and they answer that call and go into Yemen.  Audra and her family learn that praying is not too little to do when faced with the daily life and death decisions that they must face but is the biggest thing that one can do in any crisis situation.  God still hears one still small voice.  Audra learns the language and the culture as she goes through the 3 years that this story covers.  She learns to love these people of Yemen-God's people, and to take to the women of Yemen the message of Jesus, the Messiah.  That God loves them and sent His only Son to die so that they, women of Yemen could have life and have it abundantly.  These were women who were treated as objects by their own family.  Women who most likely had been treated badly since their birth.  Women who had no chance to ever be treated well by their family ever had a God and Messiah who loved them and wanted eternity for them.  To these women and their families Audra and her family brought hope and and planted the seeds of faith into their hearts.
I really liked this book.  It helps me to see into the lives of these Moslem women and help to understand the culture that can only be learned by close relationship with them.  It told their story from a Christian's perspective but in a loving way not filled with fate as so often is heard even on the Christian media outlets.  We cannot preach of God's love with hate filled words.  Jesus taught us through example to love our enemies and we cannot improve on that.  God does not just call us to do great things.  Sometimes He calls us to do little things and He makes them great.  We must answer God's call in our lives as He asks.
I recieved this book free for this review from Bethany House Publishing.

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