I Dared to Call Him Father: The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman's Encounter with God
It is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in South Asia who faced these questions at the crossroads of her life -- and found the astonishing answers. Her entire life turned upside down as a s
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This book is beautifully written -- a pleasure to read. It is an excellent example of how God pursues his children in love. As a friend of mine says, “God is a gentleman. He will never force himself in where he is not wanted.” This book demonstrates that clearly, and shows how God reaches out to each of us in a tender way.
“Whenever I did not feel His nearness, I knew that I had grieved Him. I would search back ...more
The book provided a fascinating look into what life was like for Christians in Pakistan in 1966 to 1972. Pakistan is an Islam nation, but apparently the culture was fairly moderate until a change occurred in the government in 1976 ...more
This book reminded me that God seeks the lost in ways that are often quite different than what we as westerners are use to hearing of. I remember seeing and hearing of His mysterious ways while living in Africa many years ago. This book reminds me that God wants everyone to know him as Father and has given His all that we may know him intimately. This book challenges me and creates a hunger in me to truly walk so close to Him that I know when I have taken even the slightest s ...more
So deeply moving and just as convicting. Highly recommend and not just for book club.
Willing to loan out my copy but suggest you order one for yourself to keep on your book shelf and/or pass on...
This book is a memoir and a testimony, opening a window into the life and stunning spiritual conversion of a Pakistani matriarch by the name of Madame Bilquis Sheikh. Powerful, intelligent, and wealthy, Bilquis has a regal sort of personality that grabs readers from the very start. Having retreated to her family's estate after her husband rejects and divorces her, Bilquis has become a sort of middle-aged recluse—rearing her young grandson and attempting to u ...more
This book tells the story of a true miracle. A wealthy muslim woman living in Pakistan is converted into a Christian through a series of exciting and unknown experiences. The Lord, Jesus Christ, taught her His way by using the Bible, revealing Himself in dreams, and putting other people into her life to get through to her. It's amazing to think that in a world so dangerous for her to be a practicing Christian, she still had the strength and courage to stand up for her faith, and to continue to ...more
What a moving and lovely story of one woman's search for Truth over Tradition.
For some reason The Spirit is leading my on a journey of reading about the lives
of Muslim women (young and old) who found and accepted Jesus against great
odds and against the very real possibility of certain death if they converted and
became Baptized Born Again Believers of Jesus Christ and followed the Christian
Faith in Him. Their Stories hold such a great witness factor of the love and c ...more
Once Bilquis became a believer, she exhibited great courage in staying in her predominantly Muslim community despite personal risk (she got death threats). She also had a remarka ...more
Look at all she gave up and was willing to give up. We Americans sure do have it easy. And perhaps with our easy faith, we miss something. Or we must really actively seek that something.
So instead of this book being 'eye opening' about Muslim culture, which the understanding of has become my personal goal, it became convicti ...more
After her grandson recovered from an illness, she started reading the Quran, not out of duty or obligation this time, but to see if it “would help explain the events and at the same time fill the emptiness within me.” She was “impressed by its many references ...more
"That night I began a diary into which I put all the wonderful things the Lord had been doing for me. If I should die ...more
A learned experience about being true to your beliefs, whatever they are. Some or most people believe in someone, some place, or some thing that is above or has a higher power beyond our human existence. This power is usually praised. Many people refer to this as many things: a higher power, God, or a greater power (many titles). This book is about a woman's walk with God. Although this is about Christianity, it can be applied ...more
what an inspiring story! Often, when reading stories about women in Muslim countries, we hear the worst- the persecution, abuse, etc. For that reason, I was concerned about recommending this to my teenage daughters. I can tell you that after reading it, I have recommended it to everyone I know. Bilquis, a Pakistani woman became a Christian in the late 60's. This is the story of her transformation. I was particularly moved by her insights as she learned to follow God's directio ...more
This book is a wonderful testimony of the power of God in the life of a Muslim woman as she examines her religion and compares it to Christianity. It is a book that reveals both religious and cultural differences between East and West and the very real consequences of converting from Islam to Christianity when you live in an Islamic country. As a Westernized Christian, born and raised in my religion, I was very humbled to see the depth of this woman's faith in the God that we ...more
This book was written in 1977. I probably would have never run across it except it appeared on the New York Times best-selling e-book list for August 9, 2015. I was quite surprised that I had never heard of it before.
It is the very compelling true story of Bilquis Sheikh. Bilquis a a Muslim woman living in Pakistan. She experiences a series of strange dreams and begins to question her religious upbringing. In a country that is 95% Muslim, she turns to Christianity. One can only imagine the angui ...more