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Which None Can Shut: Remarkable True Stories of God's Miraculous Work in the Muslim World

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Imagine a place where becoming a Christian is a punishable crime--and your own family exacts the punishment. Where those who spread the gospel among locals are deported if discovered. Where converts to Christianity face persecution, isolation, or even death as the price for their faith. "Reema Goode" and her family are Christians working in a closed Middle Eastern country ...more
Paperback, 165 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Tyndale Momentum (first published February 9th 2010)
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Natalie Vellacott
I am always encouraged to read about fellow missionaries especially those working amongst Muslim communities. The author and her family clearly have a heart to share the Gospel to these people and are actively seeking to do that day in and day out. They live and work in the community they are ministering to having left their home in the USA to do so. They use "friendship- evangelism" as their main method of witness. I am happy to read of their success in terms of there being many "seekers" and p ...more
Matthew Henry
The good is a irrepressible love for the gospel and the Muslim people. The author bubbles with both and the desire to love her neighbor. There are wonderful stories told within this very easy to read book and I found myself with tears in my eyes as I read each of them. I greatly delighted in hearing how so many of the people desired to hear or read the Scriptures themselves.

The "not-so-good" is something that I don't want to call "bad." Though I have also read and heard of many Muslims who have
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Bob Hayton
Oct 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
From the time I was a little boy, I remember being fascinated with missionary stories. I'd find the country on a map and visualize myself going to that distant land with the Gospel. Africa, South America, Asia -- all were equally enticing destinations. On-screen slide projectors introduced me to the mud huts, shacks and cardboard cities of extreme povery, to exotic animals, tropical paradises and beautiful vistas, and most of all, to the faces of people who need Christ. In my background, however ...more
Rod
Oct 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: apologetics, islam
An inspiring book about the authors adventures with Muslims. I laughed, I cried, it's great to see such a humorous account of a Christian missionary in the midst of the Islamic world. It seems to quickly place you in the middle of her neighourhood and friends.
I may have to read it a few more times - Just for fun.

I don't like to give out 5 stars very often. But this was incredible. I only wish it was 500 pages longer.
PJ
Loved this book! Quick read, great stories of how a missionary family was able to witness the power of God working in their relationships with Muslim friends. This book touched my heart and called me to pray harder for Muslims and for me to learn more about them and to not be afraid of them!! God will lead me and put the words in my mouth to show them His love!
Ethan
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Especially since 9/11 there has been a resurgence of interest in Islam and the Muslim world among Americans. For American Christians there is an interest in promoting Christianity in such lands. Yet the challenges seem insurmountable: while Muslims certainly appreciate the freedom of religion and freedom of expression that exists in the West, they do not provide such freedom in their own lands. While some countries tolerate Christians and others to practice their religion, they still demand a pa ...more
Elisha
Sep 29, 2010 added it
Shelves: favorites
"See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it" Revelations 3:8

Imagine a place where becoming a Christian is a punishable crime—and your own family exacts the punishment. Where those who spread the gospel among locals are deported if discovered. Where converts to Christianity face persecution, isolation, or even death as the price for their faith. “Reema Goode” and her family are Christians working in a closed Middle Eastern country where all of these things are true. Yet they
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Bethany
Apr 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book changed my life. It tells true stories of situations and places similar to what I'm going into. A number of times, even while reading this book in public places, I wept. God is moving. I wish everyone in my life would read it to understand better why I do what I do.
Alexander Livingston
It took some time to decide what rating to give this book. At times the enthusiasm of the writer is infectious, especially in the last chapter, because it is good to see people being freed from the arduous restrictions that those who call themselves Muslim by and large (it seems to me) submit to. But I have many objections, and I got quite angry while reading it at times. I no longer call myself a Christian, preferring anyway not to take on any label, but I haven't given up on Jesus of Nazareth ...more
Amandaemata
Fast read and so incredible to see what Jesus is doing in the Middle East.
Rose on aish
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missionary-work
This book is about Reema and her husband getting to an Arab country with their 2 children where God is guiding them through daily routine to share the Gospel and their experiences with those living there. As they arrive in that country, they aren't treated well, but after Reema's husband repaired a neighbor's car, people started visiting them and becoming friends with them. This is a great account of what life really is like in the Islamic world. I really like how this book again proves that pra ...more
Michael
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about the experiences of Reema Goode and her husband as Christian missionaries in an Arab nation. In it she tells about a people whom God loves and who are not the horrid caricatures all too often made of Arab Muslims by recent events. It was a blessing reading of the wonderful ways in which the Gospel has successfully led many Muslims to Jesus Christ via their ministry and via other incredible means. Because of Islamist terrorism, some Christians have bought into the fear and preju ...more
Brandon H.
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: miracles
If you wonder what God is up to in Muslim nations and the 10/40 window this is a good book to begin with.

Here missionary Reema Goode gives an account of her family's exciting experiences while living and sharing the gospel with people in the Muslim nation in which they serve. Although the book is relatively short, it has a decent amount of miraculous stories of answered prayers and stunning conversions. This book shows that you don't have to be an expert to be an effective missionary. Training i
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Laura
Oct 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Which None Can Shut by author Rheema Goode is an inspiring collection of stories from her mission field in the Muslim world.

Rheema and her husband currently live in a country where converting to Christianity is a punishable crime. Her neighbours are all Muslim and both her husband Mike and herself, put their lives at risk everyday to preach the gospel. The stories in this book will inspire you to continue to pray for Muslims everywhere who have not yet heard the gospel and are seeking to know t
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Hayley
Nov 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: review
This book was a quick and easy read. It flowed really well and was easy to follow along. It is amateur writing at best, but I felt like I could hear her voice telling a story as I read along. I am a Christian myself, and having said that, I have two things to say about this book, and the family it represents. I do not agree with their mission. But I also find them very very brave for doing what they believe in. I also think if you take the religion aspect out of it, it could be a book of goodwil ...more
Anne
This short book was areal thrill for me to read. Seeing all the terrorism going on today, I was so gratified as a Christian to see the brave souls who are going to Muslim countries, risking their lives to spread the Word of the Bible. What a wonderful way to see how God is opening doors in these countries and how many are turning away from terrorism and to Jesus. The bravery of these people who go as medical or educators and hide their missionary work from the police at a risk of their own lives ...more
Kathy
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful testimony to the evangelistic work with the Muslim community in their culture. These missionaries show a great understanding of how much the Muslims fear that they give up to become a Christian. It affects their understanding of life! Also, it is uplifting to see that prayer is essential in reaching the followers of Islam--and the number of Muslims turning to Christ continues to grow.
Erin Payseur
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great read... an inside look at the Muslim world from a vantage point of God's love and truth. The stories are encouraging snapshots of God at work and reveal Him again as the God who calls us into personal relationship with Him. The book also exhibits a genuine love & respect for Muslims, too often lacking from Christian evangelistic efforts.
Lisa
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was really encouraged by this week and pleased to hear how God is moving around the world. Sometimes we don't get to hear the amazing things God is doing and get discouraged by the news. This is a great reminder that God is sovereign and his will is done even in closed countries that are opposed to the gospel.
Pam
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderfully encouraging stories of how the Holy Spirit is working in the Mideast!
The phrase "10/40 window" began in 1990. That same year the US invaded Iraq. Knowledge of the Muslim world exploded...and prayers began! More Muslims have become Christians since 1990 than in the past 2000 years.
Kymberly
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: testimony
A book that was so inspiring as well as convicting on how often am I praying and sharing God's word. Great book! So glad my friend Liz borrowed this book to me and I defiantly passing on my recommendation for this book. The only thing I can say is I am hungry to learn more!
Eric Gitonga
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent, rather easy read. It talks of how God has been so faithful to the ministry He called Reema and her husband Mike to in ministering to Muslims of the Arab Peninsula. Some amazing stories indeed.
Eric Wright
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: church-issues
An inspiring read by a couple living in the Arab world showing their gentle and friendly way of relating to their Arab neighbours. Wonderful to see how God is moving among Muslims to create interest in Isa, the Messiah.
Suzanne
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An easy, engaging read. Filled with example after example of God's power and work in the Muslim world and in the lives and hearts of believers living there. Clear evidence that my God is alive, able, and active! Encouraging from start to finish.
Kristin
Very quick read. Very interesting. So exciting to hear how God is moving in a place that we might not "see" Him moving.
K B
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vt-group
very interesting account of the work of God through His missionaries to the Muslim people. Good reading.
Little Footprints
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Amazing testimonies from the Middle East...."
Laura Stuart
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Would love to have her gift of sharing the gospel!
Jeff Randleman
Oct 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: missions
Kavita Ginty
One of those books you could not put down.
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