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Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus
Bary, Rifqa

Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus

ISBN: 9781601426987
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Book Description:

"After four years of hiding my faith from my family, I knew that it was time. I wrote with shaky hands, 'Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I refuse to deny him….' There was no turning back now. I had to get out of that house if I wanted to live. Was this worth risking everything for? Yes."

Rifqa Bary grew up in a devout Muslim home, obediently following her parents' orders to practice the rituals of Islam. But God was calling her to freedom and love. He was calling her to true faith. He was calling her to give up everything.

Leaving Islam for Christianity cost her more than she imagined but gave more than she could have dreamed.

In 2009, a sixteen-year-old girl made national news when she ran away from her Ohio home, claiming that her father, an observant Muslim, had abused and threatened to kill her because of her Christian faith.

Today, that girl is a young woman who is ready to tell her story, despite threats and ongoing concerns for her safety. In Hiding in the Light, Rifqa Bary recounts in riveting detail the events leading up to her decision to leave home and how faith in Jesus grew in her heart, even as she kept it secret from her family.


"Rifqa Bary's story unveils God as the Father to the fatherless whose pursuit of His children is fiercely beautiful. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. She invites readers to walk beside her on her fascinating road and to see the God she saw when she said her very brave yes to Jesus." - Sara Hagerty, author of Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

"This is truly an inspirational story of a young Muslim girl's journey into the arms of Jesus and the discovery that Jesus is everything that she had been looking for. Her heartbreaking journey is hard to fathom, and yet her suffering was the one thing that led her to Jesus. This story will give you not only insight into what it means for a Muslim to convert to Christianity and the heavy price associated with that, but also the importance of Christians breaking through the stereotypes and reaching out to Muslims in love." - Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini

"Enrapturing heart and spirit, Rifqa masterfully shares insights into immigrant Muslim life, tearing the veil of mystery with the power of the gospel. Although chronicling her own account, her words echo the cries of young Muslim women worldwide, and manifest on each page is the signature of our sovereign God. Rifqa's story is authored by Jesus-come read what He's written." - Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, best-selling author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus and speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 226
Author: Bary, Rifqa
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Publication Date: 2016