Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ [NOOK Book]

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In his letter to his protégé, Timothy, Paul says, "I have fought the good fight." In Arabic, those last three words are translated jihad. In Secret Believers, readers are introduced to Brother Andrew's protégé in the Muslim world, Butros. In this riveting true story of the Middle Eastern Church struggling to come to grips with hostile governments, terrorist acts, and an influx of Muslims coming to Christ, readers will meet a group of men and women they never knew existed. The names and places have been changed to...
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Overview

In his letter to his protégé, Timothy, Paul says, "I have fought the good fight." In Arabic, those last three words are translated jihad. In Secret Believers, readers are introduced to Brother Andrew's protégé in the Muslim world, Butros. In this riveting true story of the Middle Eastern Church struggling to come to grips with hostile governments, terrorist acts, and an influx of Muslims coming to Christ, readers will meet a group of men and women they never knew existed. The names and places have been changed to protect the real people in the real places. But the stories are true.

In his most incredible and eye-opening book to date, Brother Andrew invites you to meet:

• Ahmed, a young Muslim terrified by nightmares until he is introduced to Isa (Jesus)
• Mustafa, a former leader in a fundamentalist Muslim movement that persecuted Christians
• Salima, a privileged young Muslim woman who is held captive by her family when they find a Bible in her possession
• Abuna, a priest faced with an aging congregation and constant threats to his beloved church
• and many more.

Secret Believers not only gives readers a glimpse of the lives of these courageous believers, it also proposes four practical initiatives for Christians in the West to help these persecuted brothers and sisters. It calls us to join this new kind of jihad, leaving vengeance behind in favor of forgiveness, radical love, and unyielding prayer.
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Library Journal

As riveting and fast-paced as any well-written novel, this account by Andrew (founder, Open Doors International; God's Smuggler) and Janssen (coauthor, The Marriage Masterpiece) of several Muslims in the Middle East who have come to Christ is an inspiring call for the Western Church to engage in a "good Jihad" to help the Middle Eastern Church's struggle for survival. The authors refer to this converted population as Muslim Background Believers, and they have changed their names and locations for protection. Implicit in the story is an underlying global problem both Muslims and Christians share: many don't really "walk the talk" their respective scriptures preach. Instead, apathy or violence runs rampant. Throughout the narrative, the authors preach love and forgiveness, two attributes sadly missing in 21st-century society. They enjoin Christians of all denominations to cooperate in this "mission" and lead by the example of their own lives. Recommended for all libraries.
—Gary P. Gillum

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441238917
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 398,930
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Brother Andrew began taking Bibles to Christians behind closed borders in 1955. That work has since developed into Open Doors International. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books, including God's Smuggler. Brother Andrew makes his home in the Netherlands.

Al Janssen has co-written or authored more than twenty-five books, including Light Force. He is chairman of the board for Open Doors (USA) with Brother Andrew and is director of communications for Open Doors International. Janssen lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Brother Andrew began taking Bibles to Christians behind closed borders in 1955. That work has since developed into Open Doors International. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books, including God's Smuggler. Brother Andrew makes his home in the Netherlands.
Al Janssen has co-written or authored more than twenty-five books, including Light Force. He is a member of the board for Open Doors (USA) with Brother Andrew and is director of communications for Open Doors International. Janssen lives in Colorado.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Awesome

    Sample is insanely awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Follow up

    An excellent book, and the perfect follow up to God's Smuggler. Totally worth the money.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

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    Amazing Stories of Muslims Who Choose to Follow Christ

    "Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ" is made up of dramatic stories of the lives of Muslims who turn to faith in Jesus Christ. It tells of the struggles and difficulties that they face when they become followers of Christ. Even though Christian Muslims receive opposition from their families, countries, and governments when they abandon the faith of Islam they often share their newfound Christian faith with other Muslims who are longing to know more about the message of Jesus. The writing is Intensive and compelling. The multiple characters and difficult Muslim names sometimes become confusing making it hard to follow the plot as their stories appear throughout the narrative. Part 2 of the book includes some thoughts on how as Christians we can respond to the stories. An appendix includes "A Letter from the Afghan Persecuted Church of Christ" written to then President George W. Bush to alert the Western world of the plight of the persecuted church in Afghanistan. I found the selected bibliography helpful. "Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ" is a call to Christian believers to be reminded that we are in the midst of spiritual warfare and to recognize the need for committed prayer for our Christian brothers and sisters in Muslim countries, to intercede for the persecuted church, and to reach out in love to the individual Muslims in our personal world. This is important reading for every Christian.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2009

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    Eye opener

    My heart and my spirit were deepley touched! God has truly opened up my soul to pray for these people!

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