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
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
She had some missionary families though that ...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...
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 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
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
I have theological differences to some ideas/experiences expressed but also was challenged in others as well.
There’s another review by someone else that goes much deeper into some of th ...more
Her encounter with Jesus and the development of her faith was beyond inspiring to me.
I want this kind of life of faith.
I am inspired to pursue the Lord like Bilquis did. Hallelujah! ...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