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Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World?

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What would you do if Jesus appeared to you in a dream? What if He came to you in a vision and told you to follow Him? What if these visions continued for over thirty days? would you believe? Would you put your trust in him? Would you devote your life to him?

Would you if you were Muslim?

Pastor Tom Doyle has spent eleven years as a full-time missionary in the Middle East and
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 3rd 2012 by Thomas Nelson
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Frank Peters
Nov 16, 2012 Frank Peters rated it really liked it
Real live adventure stories

“Dreams and Visions” by Tom Doyle is an exciting set of stories from the Middle East about how Jesus is appearing to Muslims. The book cycles through the major counties in the Middle East with stories of how real people have had their lives changed through Jesus. Each story is fairly short and many are told as adventure stories, and as a result are impossible to stop reading part way. Interspersed through the book are various commentaries from the author who reflects o
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Scott Fisher
Dec 04, 2013 Scott Fisher rated it it was amazing
This was one of those "hard to put down" books! Doyle tells the stories of Muslims throughout the world who are converting to faith in Jesus Christ through one-on-one encounters with Jesus in dreams and visions. He's careful to build the case stating that no one goes to bed a Muslim and wakes up a Christian (or Jesus follower). But the encounters begin a journey of asking questions, researching on the internet, and studying the Bible, followed by miraculous encounters with other Jesus followers ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
I read a book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity and was almost profoundly moved by the first person story it relates. So I picked this book up...and it's not bad.

I can only give it 3 stars as it's a third person narrative of what happened to other people. The stories are interesting but I found them more distant (as I'd suppose they'd have to be) and the doctrinal teaching a little more heavy and center stage.

So not a bad read and some will enjoy it far more
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Elizabeth
Nov 24, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: world-travel, faith
I like stories (I loved my anthropology classes at A&M). You might think I read a lot of fiction (and you would be right) but nothing, not even a vampire-werewolf-love triangle, can hold a candle to real life stories of faith, forgiveness and finding your way. They are my favorite type of stories and Dreams and Visions by Tom Doyle is full of these types of stories. I love that he begins but stating that these are NOT fairy tales, but that he himself or someone trusted close to him, know the ...more
Gregory
Dec 18, 2012 Gregory rated it liked it
Shelves: missions
This was an amazing book. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical at first. I typically don't give much credence to "dreams" or "visions", but the overall argument of the book is compelling. Doyle lists many examples of Jesus appearing to Muslims all over the Middle East, and the cumulative effect is astonished gratitude for how God is showing His face to people trapped in dark places. The stories of torture, persecution, and execution were heart-breaking, and stirred me up to pray more diligently ...more
Spencer Cummins
Nov 05, 2012 Spencer Cummins rated it it was amazing
Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World? By Tom Doyle with Greg Webster
Pastor Tom Doyle, full time missionary in the Middle East and Central Asia has spent over 11 years spreading the good news of Jesus Christ among Muslims. In his time in ministry, he has witnessed many Muslims who had specific dreams and visions of Jesus. Despite the Muslim rule of law in many countries that says that if you convert to Christianity, death will be your end, many Muslims are pursuing Jesus after
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Tania Harris
Dec 21, 2014 Tania Harris rated it really liked it
If you need a shot of encouragement of what God is doing today in some of the darkest and volatile places in the world, Dreams and Visions - Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World? by Tom Doyle and Greg Webster is the book to read.

The visions are often very similar. A figure in white robes with arresting eyes and nearly always an experience of intense love. Many times Jesus turns up night after night, often entering into conversation and a call to ‘follow me’. The dreamers are inexplicably drawn to
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Erlyn Trinidad
Oct 30, 2012 Erlyn Trinidad rated it it was amazing
I have nothing but praises for Mr. Doyle's work in Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World? But more than the narrative and page-turning compilation of the amazing stories of visions and dreams of Jesus that our Muslim brothers are having, is of course, the only Savior Himself - Jesus!

We all know or at least are familiar with the persecution of Muslims who converted to become a follower of Jesus Christ, it is a downright dangerous path for them. And since the risks involved for m
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Maggie
Mar 24, 2016 Maggie rated it did not like it
I am Assyrian American. I was raised in the Anglican Church, then belonged to an Evangelical Church and then, found my way back to my mother's native church, the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East. Mr. Doyle has conveniently left out key historical and current facts about Christians in the middle east. Or, he simply fails to understand the history of Christians in the middle east. His point of view is very typical of the western Christian mentality to divide, conquer and control ...more
Debbie
Aug 28, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing
"Dreams and Visions" contains confirmed, first-hand accounts of Muslims who have dreamed about or had visions of Jesus. These dreams motivated them to seek out Christians and ask questions about Jesus and for a Bible to read. Christians have been able to use these visions as a way to lead Muslims to Christ. It was exciting to read about how God is powerfully working in the Middle East!

Do I believe God can send dreams and visions? Of course. There are examples of this in the Old and New Testamen
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Rebekah Joy
Dec 25, 2012 Rebekah Joy rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books of all time!!! What a powerful, eye-opening account of how Jesus Himself is appearing to Muslims...that they may know Truth and embrace Him as Savior. The gripping stories of former Muslims who became followers of Christ will challenge you as you witness their depth of faith that compels them to seek out and share Truth at the ever-present risk of losing their own lives.
Sara
Jul 02, 2015 Sara rated it really liked it
This is an amazing account of Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and many of them coming to Christ as a result. It is a powerful book and has caused me to want to reach out to Muslims rather than fear them.
Anna Andersen
Jan 31, 2016 Anna Andersen rated it really liked it
I was moved by each chapter.... one that is hard to put down!! LOVE to hear how God is working in the hardest of hearts and just how powerful a dream can be to some!!! whatever it takes.... God does work in mysterious ways
Doug Peters
Jan 15, 2013 Doug Peters rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, actually -- but only because the "conversational" tone of the book sometimes made it difficult to follow.

Amazing subject; amazing book -- and there is an almost palpable love and joy that permeates the whole thing!
Terry Foil
Feb 26, 2016 Terry Foil rated it really liked it
I love how God is not hindered by how we think evangelism should work! Very exciting.
Lucy Allen
Mar 15, 2016 Lucy Allen rated it it was amazing
I loved this book--fascinating, easy read--highly recommend.
Micah Jones
Oct 14, 2015 Micah Jones rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I recently finished reading "Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World?" by Tom Doyle. So there's some history to my interest in this subject. A while back I started hearing that many Muslims in the middle east have been seeing visions of Jesus and becoming believers, oftentimes despite having no prior familiarity with Christianity outside of what they've been told by Islamic leaders. A few of these reports have even made it into independent news articles, which you've probably see ...more
Ruth
Oct 21, 2015 Ruth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
In the preface it talks about the state of the world. “Sometimes it seems as if the “tares” sown in the Master’s field are taking over. Yet there is a God in heaven who still cares about us. Still sits on His throne, and still has a plan. And thanks to His revolutionary plan for our world, the wheat is flourishing.”

I want to share a couple of experts from stories found in Dreams and Visions.
The first is from Imam’s the Word.

Hassan startled awake to a rough hand clamped firmly over his mouth. He
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Anthony A
Jun 14, 2017 Anthony A rated it it was amazing
Just a few words on this book. This is a must-read for anyone planning a mission trip to any predominantly Muslim country. A friend of mine is going to Jordan in November, 2017, and I convinced him to read this book. Very well written, with lots of very good stories that will help give him a better understanding of what to expect when he begins his missionary work there.
Carl Hempel
Jun 21, 2017 Carl Hempel rated it it was amazing
Good read, gives a broad overview with specific stories country by country of how Muslims are seeing dreams and visions of Jesus. Has helped grow my understanding of the middle east and the people who live there.
Judy Constance
Mar 12, 2017 Judy Constance rated it it was amazing
Loved hearing current reports of how God is working around the world!
sylvia ramirez
Dec 08, 2016 sylvia ramirez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

It's an eye opener. I felt the spirit of faith reading the testimonies. It was revealing that the word of God is as strong as ever. Praise the Lord.
Hanna
Jun 16, 2017 Hanna rated it it was amazing
interesting. Heartbreaking. Aweinspiring.
Dottie Parish
Jan 01, 2016 Dottie Parish rated it it was amazing
Dreams and Visions is an amazing book about the good news that Muslims are coming to Christ all across the Middle East. Jesus is appearing to Muslims in their dreams and “as always, Jesus touches people one by one.” Doyle recounts story after story of individual Muslims encountering Christ in their dreams. For example He tells of a Muslim woman surfing the internet and secretly studying the bible on line and then she has dreams of Jesus. The stories are of people he knows or who are known by his ...more
Rachelle Sperling
Jan 28, 2016 Rachelle Sperling rated it it was amazing
I highly enjoyed reading this book. It is full of testimonies of the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ changing lives. The role of dreams and visions is discussed, but the awakening of the Muslim world to the God who loved enough to give his only Son is the core of all that the author writes. In fact, I think the subtitle, "Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World?" is a bit of a misnomer. This book isn't asking that question - it is answering it.

I love salvation stories and this book is chalk full
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Ellie
Aug 14, 2013 Ellie rated it it was amazing
"Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus awakening the Muslim World?" by Tom Doyle

I loved this book so much! It is my favorite (other than the Bible) and that means a lot because I read more than a book a day.

If your kid is going to read this, they should be at least 7 years old. There's some things that may scare them. One girl dies because she loves Jesus. It is her brother who kills her. And one person threatens with a gun. But that's only to get to safety so they can learn about Jesus.

This book is a
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Vicki Andrada
Nov 23, 2016 Vicki Andrada rated it it was amazing
This book tells about Muslims having dreams and visions about Jesus. They don't understand them and often would go to Christians and ask about there dreams. Some of them would just have 1, and some had many. It depended on I would guess just how many the Lord felt they needed, and in which way he wanted to speak to each individual person. Some would have dreams, some had visions. It seemed more of the stories he told in this book were dreams, but there are some vision stories too.

The love for Ch
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Cheryl
Mar 26, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Basically this book is about stories of dreams and visions of the person of Jesus as He reveals Himself to Muslims in nine different countries around the world. I had heard about these encounters happening but never saw more than a brief paragraph summary. These stories are in much more detail and I found them intriguing.

Also included is a brief summary of several key dreams and visions in the Bible and information on how to test your dreams against scripture.

The object of the stories, that is t
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Rodney Harvill
Dec 03, 2015 Rodney Harvill rated it really liked it
This book discusses a phenomenon that has been happening in the Muslim world in recent years. Specifically, some Muslims have been having dreams and/or seeing visions of Jesus in which Jesus talks with them and sometimes directs them to contact Christians in order to learn what they must do (Sometimes they see in a vision what the Christian looks like whom they are to contact.). These dreams/visions do not constitute salvation experiences. Rather, they are analogous to the vision Cornelius saw i ...more
Bigmg
Oct 04, 2013 Bigmg rated it it was amazing
Pastor Doyle has cataloged and told beautifully stories from Muslim men and women who have experienced profound conversions to Christianity. All have risked their lives in ways Americans cannot imagine. Indeed, some have paid with their lives.
Why? Why would someone risk it all and give up family, friends, government and social prominence for an outlawed religion?
Love.
The central theme of each conversion isn't to hate Muslims, or blow anyone up, but to love all mankind.
As Christ visited each o
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“Jordan is an ancient intersection for the Silk Road of the Far East and the famed King’s Highway of the Old Testament, and the demographic diversity of Jerash remains visible today. Circassians from the Northern Caucasus live alongside Armenians who settled in the area to escape the genocide perpetrated by the Ottomans in 1915. While the various groups include Christians, an overwhelming majority of residents are Muslim. In the Arab Middle East, about 5 to 10 percent of any given population generally is Christian, but among Jamilla’s Jordanian neighbors, less than half that number claims any allegiance to Jesus Christ.” 0 likes
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