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Jumping Through Fires: The Gripping Story of One Man's Escape from Revolution to Redemption
     

Jumping Through Fires: The Gripping Story of One Man's Escape from Revolution to Redemption

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by David Nasser
 

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In this honest, suspenseful, and moving memoir, author David Nasser recalls being forced to escape from his native Iran during the 1979 Revolution. Through the lens of a terrified boy you will witness the destructive power of religion and the pull of peer pressure as he tries to fit into a vastly different culture-the American South.

Nasser's raw and transparent

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In this honest, suspenseful, and moving memoir, author David Nasser recalls being forced to escape from his native Iran during the 1979 Revolution. Through the lens of a terrified boy you will witness the destructive power of religion and the pull of peer pressure as he tries to fit into a vastly different culture-the American South.

Nasser's raw and transparent account of his transition from hating religion to having a Irving faith will touch your soul. His unflinchingly honest, yet humorous, assessment of the church from an outsider's point of view is both enlightening and challenging.

Jumping through Fires takes you on a riveting journey from religion and fear to the life-changing discovery of God's grace.

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Library Journal
Christian evangelist Nasser (founder, David Nasser Outreach; Glory Revealed) carried memories of his secular, privileged childhood in pre-revolution Iran with him as his family struggled to find a footing in the American Deep South. Lacking the comforting presence of other immigrants in the Texas and Alabama towns where his father sought work, Nasser strained to learn English and to fit in with schoolmates who assumed Iranians are "towelheads" and pitiful heathens. After a stormy adolescence, he found his identity and personal calling in Christian salvation. Following in a long tradition of conversion narratives, this book will be treasured by those seeking examples of Jesus revealed.—Lisa Klopfer, Eastern Michigan Univ. Lib., Ypsilanti\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801013355
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

David Nasser is the founder of David Nasser Outreach. Through radio broadcasts, television programs, and events, he reaches to more than 700,000 people annually with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The author of Glory Revealed and A Call To Die, Nasser lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children in Alabama.

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Jumping through Fires (itpe) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
richardblake More than 1 year ago
Escape from Death and Religion to New Life and Redemption David Nasser, son of an Iranian military officer, an Iranian exile tell his story in "Jumping through Fires." David born and trained as a Muslim grew up in Iran. During the turmoil of the Iranian Revolution in 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini came into power. A holy war was declared against Iran's Supreme Military Council. David and his family fled the country to escape certain death. Filled with intrigue, spine-tingling action, tension, and romance this real life story reads like fiction. The family's miraculous escape from Iran is only one of the many evidences that show the hand of God at work in David's journey as well as through the many detours in his education, and ministry training in preparation for God's call on his life. David tells of the many difficulties he faced while adjusting to a new culture. Grammar school, junior high, and high school each held a new challenge. The evening after his high school graduation David felt alone with a sense of emptiness and without a significant purpose. A fellow classmate class invited David to church. The events came about as a result of this invitation reveal the intricate working of a supernatural God concerned for the individual. David experienced an amazing and unexpected change of heart as he found faith, forgiveness, and salvation. Nasser's writing is passionate, his message compelling, he has the ardor and zeal of an evangelist, is authentic, and candid. "Jumping through Fires" is a forceful message of the life changing power and grace of God.
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