Monday, September 1, 2014

Ex-Muslim by Naeem Fazal

book cover
by Naeem Fazal

ISBN-13: 9781400206070
Trade Paperback: 237 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Released: June 10, 2014

Source: Review copy from the publisher through

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Moving from Kuwait to Charleston, South Carolina, had been an adventure. Surrendering his life to Jesus Christ was actual treason. In this riveting memoir, Fazal describes how God used extraordinary means to bring a young, underachieving, Muslim immigrant through Desert Storm, across the oceans, into college, and ultimately to pastor a Christian church in North Carolina.

No character flaw, no distance, no cultural chasm is too great for Jesus to reach across. Fazal is candid about his shortcomings, practical about the challenges of cross-cultural engagement, and ultimately inspiring that God is capable of far more than we have grown to expect.

My Review:
Ex-Muslim is a memoir of a Muslim who moved from Kuwait to America, became a Christian, and later became a pastor of a Christian church. His actual conversion story is only a very brief part of the story. Most of the story was about what God has been doing in his life and family's life before and after that event.

This book is not an attempt to argue theology--his conversion was based on a supernatural experience, and the other conversions in the book were also clearly God's doing. It's about how God can bring the most unexpected people to follow him and use anybody who is willing to be used for his purposes. If you're looking for affirmation that God can use you, too, or if you like books about God at work in people's lives, then you'll probably enjoy this book.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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