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The Costly Call: Modern-Day Stories of Muslims Who Found Jesus
     

The Costly Call: Modern-Day Stories of Muslims Who Found Jesus

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by Emir Fethi Caner, H. Edward Pruitt
 
These are the tales of the untold heroes of the Christian faith, those rejected, tortured, and killed because of the One they chose to follow.

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These are the tales of the untold heroes of the Christian faith, those rejected, tortured, and killed because of the One they chose to follow.

Editorial Reviews

Troy Broadcasting Corporation
Dr. Tom White, executive director of the Voice of the Martyrs, calls the book 'a testament to a merciful Redeemer who offers hope to the hopeless in the world of Islam.' You won't forget the stories here in The Costly Call!
— Dave Kirby
Newsong Ministries
The Costly Call is an eye-opening collection of stories of converted Muslims that underlines the sacrifice, the unconditional love, and the burden for others all faithful followers of Christ should exhibit for the Savior.
— Eddie Carsell
Voice of the Martyrs
It is very difficult to write a book educating Christians about the dark side of Islam yet extend the mercy and grace of our forgiving Savior — Jesus Christ in the same volume. The Caner brothers, Emir and Ergun, former Muslims, continue to produce such Christlike, balanced works which are a blessing to all. This latest work by Emir, The Costly Call, is a testament to a merciful Redeemer who offers hope to the hopeless in the world of Islam.
— Dr Tom White
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
All of the sudden our diplomats and Westerners in general seek to understand Islam. Islamic terrorism calls for all-out war. Muslim evangelism calls for new approaches. The so-called Messianic Muslim movement.calls for Christian acceptance. Meanwhile, Christ calls us and them to take up our cross and follow him. Vividly and forcefully but empathetically, The Costly Call paints real-life word pictures of crosses borne by Muslims who truly follow Christ. Read it and weep! Read it and rejoice! Read it and understand!
— Dr David J. Hesselgrave
Author's Choice Reviews
This is an eye-opening, moving book about the realities of living for Christ in a Muslim country and a powerful witness to Christ's love and grace.
— Carolyn R. Sheidies
Christian Book Previews
This is a great book, well-written and warm. I think it would be a good choice to read aloud during family devotions with junior high students and older. Each account covers about six to eight pages. Most of us need to be challenged to love the Lord more and these stories inspire. Whether one uses it for family devotions or reads it privately, it is well worth reading and hard to put down.
— Debbie W. Wilson
Newsline
"The Costly Call chronicles the amazing, and sometimes painful stories of men and women whose faith is sincere, genuine, and committed. They are heroes of our generation, for our generation."
What's New on the Bookshelf
"They are the untold tales of the heroes of the Christian faith, those rejected, tortured, and killed because of the One they have chosen to follow. These are their true stories. The Costly Call is a testament to a merciful Redeemer who offers hope to the hopeless in the world of Islam."
— Shirley Updyke
Newsong Ministries - Eddie Carsell
The Costly Call is an eye-opening collection of stories of converted Muslims that underlines the sacrifice, the unconditional love, and the burden for others all faithful followers of Christ should exhibit for the Savior.
Voice of the Martyrs - Tom White
It is very difficult to write a book educating Christians about the dark side of Islam yet extend the mercy and grace of our forgiving Savior — Jesus Christ in the same volume. The Caner brothers, Emir and Ergun, former Muslims, continue to produce such Christlike, balanced works which are a blessing to all. This latest work by Emir, The Costly Call, is a testament to a merciful Redeemer who offers hope to the hopeless in the world of Islam.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School - David J. Hesselgrave
All of the sudden our diplomats and Westerners in general seek to understand Islam. Islamic terrorism calls for all-out war. Muslim evangelism calls for new approaches. The so-called Messianic Muslim movement.calls for Christian acceptance. Meanwhile, Christ calls us and them to take up our cross and follow him. Vividly and forcefully but empathetically, The Costly Call paints real-life word pictures of crosses borne by Muslims who truly follow Christ. Read it and weep! Read it and rejoice! Read it and understand!
Author's Choice Reviews - Carolyn R. Sheidies
This is an eye-opening, moving book about the realities of living for Christ in a Muslim country and a powerful witness to Christ's love and grace.
Christian Book Previews - Debbie W. Wilson
"This is a great book, well-written and warm. I think it would be a good choice to read aloud during family devotions with junior high students and older. Each account covers about six to eight pages. Most of us need to be challenged to love the Lord more and these stories inspire. Whether one uses it for family devotions or reads it privately, it is well worth reading and hard to put down."
What's New on the Bookshelf - Shirley Updyke
"They are the untold tales of the heroes of the Christian faith, those rejected, tortured, and killed because of the One they have chosen to follow. These are their true stories. The Costly Call is a testament to a merciful Redeemer who offers hope to the hopeless in the world of Islam."
Troy Broadcasting Corporation - Dave Kirby
"Dr. Tom White, executive director of the Voice of the Martyrs, calls the book 'a testament to a merciful Redeemer who offers hope to the hopeless in the world of Islam.' You won't forget the stories here in The Costly Call!"
Voice of the Martyrs - Dr Tom White
It is very difficult to write a book educating Christians about the dark side of Islam yet extend the mercy and grace of our forgiving Savior -- Jesus Christ in the same volume. The Caner brothers, Emir and Ergun, former Muslims, continue to produce such Christlike, balanced works which are a blessing to all. This latest work by Emir, The Costly Call, is a testament to a merciful Redeemer who offers hope to the hopeless in the world of Islam.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School - Dr David J. Hesselgrave
All of the sudden our diplomats and Westerners in general seek to understand Islam. Islamic terrorism calls for all-out war. Muslim evangelism calls for new approaches. The so-called Messianic Muslim movement.calls for Christian acceptance. Meanwhile, Christ calls us and them to take up our cross and follow him. Vividly and forcefully but empathetically, The Costly Call paints real-life word pictures of crosses borne by Muslims who truly follow Christ. Read it and weep! Read it and rejoice! Read it and understand!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825435553
Publisher:
Kregel Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Emir Fethi Caner (Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington) is currently dean of The College at Southwestern (Southwestern Seminary) as well as professor of history and director of the Center for Free Church Studies. An award-winning and best-selling author, he speaks regularly on apologetics, world religions, and theology around the world and on such media outlets as NPR, PAX, and Billy Graham's Decision Today radio program. His past experience includes pastoring, overseas missions, and church planting.

H. Edward Pruitt (M. Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary), coauthor of The Costly Call: Modern-Day Stories of Muslims Who Found Christ, has traveled nearly two million miles and worked extensively with missionaries in more than sixty countries. He is the associate director of the Center for Great Commissions Studies at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest. He is currently working toward a doctorate of theology at the University of South Africa. Ed speaks at mission conferences globally, and has been interviewed through numerous media outlets nationwide.

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The Costly Call: Modern-Day Stories of Muslims Who Found Jesus 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is difficult for me to believe that this book has been out for a year and I am just now getting a copy of it. My brother gave me a copy for Christmas. I read it yesterday and knew that I must order 10 copies to give to my closest friends. The collection of stories in this book dramatically changed the way I view Islam and Muslims who forsake their faith in Islam. Oh what a high price they pay to follow Jesus. I read 30 to 40 books a year, and I believe this will most likely be the book of the year for me. Wow! Thrilling and Life-Changing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first I was troubled after reading chapter one. I simply could not comprehend the brutality that former Muslims are forced to face. However, I read a chapter every night before I went to bed. There is just something about this book that continues to draw me back time and time again. I have just completed reading 'The Costly Call' for the third time. It is the best devotional book I have read. I know that it is listed as a biography, but it should also be considered as a devotional. This book has challenged my own faith, and given me courage to share my fatih with two Muslim women at work. It is truly a challenging devotional.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Costly Call is an outstanding tool to assist in understanding the Muslim mind. I have a much deeper respect for Muslims who have committed their lives to Christ. This book allowed me to reach into the hearts and minds of converted Muslims. POWERFUL!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has changed the way I view Muslims. Their stories are so passionate and genuine that it makes me examine my own relationship to Christ.