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As an official Book Crash book reviewer, I read, review, and tell others about books that are coming out or have come out recently. The book I just finished was absolutely riveting. My husband was even intrigued with the portions he heard me read. He plans to read it next.
The book is titled, Dying in Islam, Rising in Christ, Encountering Jesus Beyond the Grave. It told of the genocide in Rwanda, an imam and sheik in the Muslim faith, and how Jesus is greater than drug addiction and physical death. For anyone, no matter your faith, this book is a must read.
The first hand account of historical Rwanda, its factions along with the genocide, social ills, and finally hope will leave readers fixated. The Prologue held me in suspense and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next and the series of events that led up to it.
Reading this book, it felt like the author was at my dinner table telling me his life story. I was captivated by his drive and ambition, inspired by the hope he found, and energized by his faith. This story would make a great movie and I pray it will be in production soon.
I hope you will include it in your library soon. It is found online and possibly a bookstore near you. (http://pembrokestreetpress.com/)
Here is the synopsis that captured my attention:
"As a young Muslim imam and apologist against Christianity in Rwanda, Swidiq Kanana's entire life changes suddenly when a blood disease leaves him dead. In death for twelve hours, he is tortured by demons until Jesus personally sets him free, sending him back to his body just before burial. From the moment of his return, he boldly proclaims Jesus as Lord, often in the face of Muslim attempts on his life. Baptized as Cedric, he now risks his life a pastor and sought-after evangelist. This is a story of Islam in East Africa, the deliverance of Jesus Christ, and the power of Christ's kingdom in ways we might never imagine."
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