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.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.76(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.60(d)|
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Table of Contents
1 The Day That Changed Everything 7
2 Ending a Life 13
3 The Great Pretenders 21
4 At the Airport 30
5 Purgatory 36
6 Fruitcake 42
7 Geek to Chic 56
8 When Grace Went Out to Eat 65
9 Water Walker 81
10 Stormy Waters 88
11 The Right Kind of Fear 97
12 The Power of Parking Lots 108
13 Risk and Romance 126
14 Five Months 141
15 Dad 147
16 As for Me and My House . . . 157
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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.