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A true story of freedom and miraculous healing as a Muslim girl finds faith in ChristWhen Gulshan Esther, a devout Muslim girl, was six months old, typhoid left her a cripple. Her loving father took her from Pakistan to England to find a cure, but the only hope the British specialist could offer was prayer. Gulshan and her father made pilgrimage to Mecca and begged Allah f ...more
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Published July 1st 2004 by Zondervan (first published 1894)
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♥ Ibrahim ♥
May 24, 2008 ♥ Ibrahim ♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anybody struggling to find the truth, which way to go.
Recommended to ♥ Ibrahim ♥ by: messing in the backpack of John MacLean, my penfriend at the tim
When John MacLean, my America pen friend, came to visit me at my village in Egypt and I was still a Muslim, I took advantage of the opportunity of his visit to Cairo to mess with his backpack and check it out and see what "conspiracy" this American might have in mind for me. You see, for us Arabs, everything is conspiracy, somebody must be plotting something averse to our good. So, anyway, I kept going through his stuff and I read his newsletters and lo and behold, there was this book. It caught ...more
Janet McCord
Fantastic, uplifting book that shows a different side to the Muslim world and the Islamic faith. I read this in a day, the story of Gulshan Esther was so gripping: how she went from a pampered, disabled cripple who was unable to do anything for herself, was healed by Jesus and went on to face prison, guns held to her head by her own brothers, poverty, and sorrow to emerge as a shining witness who refused to give up her faith. It is also a balanced view of two worlds and even allows us to see the ...more
Amy Davison
As Christians in the United States, we tend to neglect or ignore how to share The Gospel with the Muslim world. To be effective in sharing The Word, we must educate ourselves on Muslim culture and faith. Gulshan Esther shares her Christian testimony which is powerful and awe inspiring while being extremely respectful of her Muslim roots.

Let me preface, that I find it difficult to justify spending time reading any book other than the Bible. God has a great deal of work to do in me and I hate to
Gulshan grew up in Pakistan, the daughter of a devout Muslim family. Typhoid as a child left her paralyzed on one side so that she needed help with even the most basic of tasks. Her father sought healing for her and it was a trip to see a specialist in England that was pivotal. The doctor indicated that the only hope of a cure for her was prayer. They then made a pilgrimage to Mecca seeking healing, which didn't happen. But it made Gulshan hungry to seek God further, particularly after her fath ...more
Giju Abraham
I've had this book at home for so many years but finally got to reading it only this year and I am glad I did. Gulshan's is an amazing story of divine revelation, healing and strong convictions. For someone who was such a devout Muslim living in a country with little religious freedom, her story is truly remarkable. She was convinced by Jesus appearing in a dream and healing her and then from on she is so full of courage and gives up everything for the faith. The story captures what she goes thr ...more
Murray Henderson
This is such well known story but that does not detract from the tale when you read it for yourself.

Faith CAN move mountains.

Amazing story of a crippled Muslim who found Jesus in the Koran. Shows Jesus' power and authority. A very
encouraging read.
Enjoyed reading about Muslim customs and of Gulshan's miraculous conversion to Christianity. Powerful book!
Noreen Hacohen
Powerful message and one of the best biographies I have ever read. Radical story! God is so faithful!
This is an autobiography written by a former Muslim woman who grew up in a home of privelege but was physically crippled. It is the story of her spiritual journey, of her search for God, and consequent miraculous encounter with the Risen Savior. It is a marvelous book that reminds me every time I read it, that God reaches out to all who hunger for Him and reveals Himself in ways that are utterly astonishing and profound. I am reminded also at what great cost our brothers and sisters in Muslim co ...more
Tricia Gonzalez
After reading this book on one Saturday back in June I went online and googled The author and found her live testimony on YouTube. What an amazing testimony! What I loved most was the fact her life intertwined with another women from Pakistan who at the time was around 48. In her book "I Dared to Call Him Father" they crossed paths and villages. It was amazing how God cares for each individual and wants a personal relationship with us all. Seek Him and you will Find Him!
An amazing story of how a woman raised in a Muslim family in Pakistan comes to know Jesus through the Koran. She prays persistently to Him for healing from her handicap, and He reveals Himself to her and heals her. She experiences many difficulties in living for Him, due to familial and societal pressure, but stands firm and experiences help and deliverance in incredible ways.
Americans tend to put God in a box and expect Him to do everything within their prescribed norms. This is the true story of a crippled Muslim girl who sought to know the truth of Jesus Christ. With only the Quran to read, and no way to leave her home, God proves once again that His hand is not slack to save to the uttermost.
Incredible story. I hope many have the chance to read it.
Ulrike Grace Shumborski
It was an most revealing account of the miraculous work of the Lord Jesus today. I read this book in 2007 I believe and can yet bring to memory many of its facinating details. A must read for anyone even remotely interested in the culture of muslims.
Matt Friedman
Obviously sincere, but one has to wonder if some of the signs of radical break with her family background (name change, dress change, haircut) were necessary and may have made things more and unnecessarily difficult
Roshani Sinha
hardcore stuff about islam....wish i cud believe in miracles by just reading about them...unfortunately can only believe what i see,touch or feel for myself.Good book,great life :)
За да се откажеш од муслиманската религија а со тоа и од семејството и да го прифатиш христијанството треба голема храброст.... и верба!И се восхитувам на оваа храбра жена!
really speaks to the fact that Jesus is bigger than any problem that you have right now. Guishan is an excellent example that miracles do happen.
Such a blessing to read of this young lady's walk with our Lord Jesus! And to see how the Lord led her life, is such an encouragement to me.
Joan Parker
Excellent, easy read about an Islam conversion to Christianity after meeting Jesus Christ himself; Powerful testimony!
Read this book when I was 17! Touched me in a profound way. Deepened my faith and instilled courage.
True testimony of the supernatural conversion of a Pakistani Muslim and her courage in serving Christ.
Story of Gulshans life as a muslim with a disability, healing and conversion to Christianity.
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Lisa Beyeler
Excellent book about courage, and the power of God.
Brian Williams
Not anything really too good to say about this book.
Story of a woman's conversion from Islam to Christianity.
Loved this book! Fabulous.
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