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Mercy Triumphs by Jana Kelley

Living Free

Mercy Triumphs by Jana Kelley is a powerful contemporary Christian story of the difficulties of being a Christian in a Muslim country. It is the third book in the Door To Freedom series which has been absolutely cracking.

There are many themes in the novel including obedience and trust. Muslim women are supposed to be obedient to the male head of the household but there is One who deserves our obedience more. “She wouldn’t give up Isa… she wouldn’t deny the truth.” To trust and follow Jesus in the Sudan brings shame to a Muslim family. To follow Jesus means to trust Him completely because apart from Him, you will be alone. Death of a daughter is seen as preferable to your daughter becoming a Christian.

Our comfortable lives in the west contrast with those in the Sudan. We have so much stuff and choice, and yet people are dying in Africa for lack of the basic necessities.

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Door To Freedom by Jana Kelley

God Is Sovereign

Door To Freedom by Jana Kelley is an amazing contemporary Christian novel showing what life is like for Christians living in the predominately Muslim Sudan. It is a powerful novel that highlights the dangers of life. Things that we take for granted, such as our religious freedom can spell death.

Door To Freedom continues where Side By Side left off. The reader has the chance to catch up with familiar characters.

The novel has the theme of God being sovereign. It is in Him that one needs to put ones trust. The novel shows how Americans Michael and Mia try to live out their faith as the first century church did in Acts. They risk persecution but must stand firm and trust God.

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