Just ordered this book from CBD. Can’t wait to read it! Have heard great reviews.
At long last — I begin to read with great anticipation.
Finished this a couple of weeks ago. Wonderful. The thing that stands out in my mind as far as the culture goes, is getting inside the mindset of what it feels like to be a ‘burqa’ rather than an individual female. Also how very young the girls are married by arrangement between men. They have no say, and many no opportunity for education. Their world is confined to the compound and the burqa. I can’t imagine what that’s like.
The interweaving of the Gospel of Isa Masih, the transformation of Jamil’s thinking from his former beliefs to God’s Words, is masterful.
There just aren’t adequate words to describe Jeanette’s writing. You just need to read it for yourself. Looking forward to the next book, Jeanette!