Hiding in the Light

Hiding in the Light Rifqa Bary grew up in a devout Muslim home obediently following her parents orders to practice the rituals of Islam But God was calling her to freedom and love He was calling her to true faith He was

  • Title: Hiding in the Light
  • Author: Rifqa Bary
  • ISBN: 9781601426963
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rifqa Bary grew up in a devout Muslim home, obediently following her parents orders to practice the rituals of Islam But God was calling her to freedom and love He was calling her to true faith He was calling her to give up everything Leaving Islam for Christianity cost her than she imagined but gave than she could have dreamed Hiding in the Light is the stRifqa Bary grew up in a devout Muslim home, obediently following her parents orders to practice the rituals of Islam But God was calling her to freedom and love He was calling her to true faith He was calling her to give up everything Leaving Islam for Christianity cost her than she imagined but gave than she could have dreamed Hiding in the Light is the story of Rifqa s remarkable spiritual journey from Islam to Christianity It is also the untold story of how she ran from her father s threats to find refuge with strangers in Florida, only to face a controversial court case that reached national headlines Most of all, it is the story of a young girl who made life changing sacrifices to follow Jesus and who inspires us to do the same Teens and young adults will be moved by Rifqa s story of standing up to religious persecution, literally giving up everything to follow her faith.

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    1. A book like this is hard to review. Honestly, how can a person "critique" someone's very personal story? I wanted to read this book because I have a vague memory of seeing/reading Rifqa's story on the news back in 2009, and wished to know more.Hiding in the Light is not a long book, but the story inside of it is life-changing. The author's testimony is often hard to read, full of mistakes and God's grace, but ultimately a powerful one. It's also a book that can't help but affect the reader: if R [...]

    2. I wasn't sure if this book was going to be a devotional, or a bible study when I first got my hands on it. What I didn't realize was it was actually the incredible testimony of a girl only years older than myself. I was not only amazed, but shocked to learn about the hardships Rifqa went through as a teenager. She went through more in two years than most people go through in a lifetime. It was incredible to hear her inspirational story of how she was able to find God while living amidst the Musl [...]

    3. In the course of a person’s life, there are a handful of books that leave an indelible impression on their heart, forever stamping them as changed. For me, these books consist of The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, Embracing Obscurity along with a small, elite group of others I’ll not mention here. Being a writer, I’ve read many books, most of them consisting of entertaining stories and sweet lessons learned. Good reads but not life-changing. That is, until I picked up a copy of Hiding in [...]

    4. *Edit* I just finished this book and I am thoroughly confused as to what exactly happened. How in the world did this book get such rave reviews? I honestly could not understand some of the things Ms. Bary was talking about. I'll give a detailed review in a day because I have a lot of work to catch up on. I'm so disappointed for letting the reviews sway in my decision of purchasing this book.----Original post----Alright, just started this after getting rave reviews from my Christian friends. Seei [...]

    5. Beautiful story of how a young(age 15) Muslim woman defied her family to find faith in Jesus Christ. Threatened by her fundamentalist father she flees to friends in Florida where she is embroiled in a court fight to win her right to practice as she feels is right. Highly recommended.

    6. Summary: A memoir of Bary’s turning from Islam to Christianity during her teens, her flight from her family when she feared for her life, and her subsequent struggles to prevent the courts from forcibly returning her to her family.Seven years ago, the story of Rifqa Bary was big news where I live. This teenager, from a Sri Lankan Muslim family had run away from her family after converting to Christian faith, and had taken shelter with a Florida family she met on Facebook. The news coverage sho [...]

    7. Where to begin with this review? This book left me at a loss for words. To read the story of a young Muslim girl who, after accepting Jesus Christ as her savior and vowing to live for him, must flee her family in fear for her life, would render anyone speechless.This book was incredible. Hiding in the Light tells the story of Rifqa Bary, who was raised in Sri Lanka by devout Muslim parents. She was blinded in one eye as a young child and constantly abused and rejected by her family. After moving [...]

    8. An astonishing testament to ChristI flew through this book and loved every word. The author's devotion in her faith is an example to all. I know in the future when I am being challenged in life, I will think of this book and what she went through for Christ.

    9. Hiding in the Light is about a teenage girl from a Sri Lankan Muslim family giving her heart to Jesus at age 12. She is able to hide this from her family for a number of years. When her conversion comes to light, her parents are furious.Rifqa's story is inspiring and suspenseful. Highly recommended!

    10. This is an amazing book detailing the grace of God In reaching a young Muslim girl in the midst of her tormented life. Ms.Bary uses occasionally melodramatic language, but effectively portrays both the terror of her decisions and the joy and peace that God's Word consistently brought to her. I was convicted about my own easy faith, and reminded of how much others have paid to worship as i so easily do. i highly recommend!

    11. This book grabbed me from the very beginning and kept me reading until the very end. I had to keep reading to find out what happened to Rifqa and her legal battles to be protected from her Islamic family. Her testimony and devotion to Jesus Christ was amazing and God has truly blessed her faith. This is a must read that I would definitely recommend.

    12. I'm not sure where I was in 2009, but I somehow missed Rifqa's story back then. Coming to her story now, however, I found it to be a fascinating and touching testimony - and very well-told too. I appreciated this glimpse in Rifqa's life and challenges as a girl who came to Christ after being raised in a strict Muslim home. Very insightful and touching too.

    13. An amazing book about a woman's testimony as she turns to Jesus as her Lord and Savior! This is as powerful as Corrie ten Boom! I highly recommend for everyone! I bought and listened to the audiobook the same day! I just couldn't stop listing I was so drawn in!!

    14. Previously published on Purely by Faith Reviews.My Review:Touching, inspiring, and encouraging.I had intended to post this yesterday, but the extra time gave me a chance to think about Hiding in the Light some more. I honestly didn’t know what to expect from this book. Personally, I had never even heard of Rifqa Bary before a few days ago. When I first opened the book, it started off so happy and nice. I was like “she had a great childhood” etc, etc. Man, was I wrong.It went downhill sudde [...]

    15. A face marred by an accident at six, a strict Muslim upbringing, and cruel treatment by her parents fed a deep longing within Rifqa Bary for love and acceptance. It was her seventh grade school friend Angela who answered her questions about Jesus and invited her to church that led to her conversion—the most profound experience in her life to that point.Though life as a secret Christian in a strict Muslim home in Ohio was anything but easy, it was after her baptism that things got dangerous. Fe [...]

    16. About the Book“After four years of hiding my faith from my family, I knew that it was time. I wrote with shaky hands, ‘Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I refuse to deny him….’ There was no turning back now. I had to get out of that house if I wanted to live. Was this worth risking everything for? Yes.”Rifqa Bary grew up in a devout Muslim home, obediently following her parents’ orders to practice the rituals of Islam. But God was calling her to freedom and love. He was calling h [...]

    17. Hiding in the Light starts off in Sri Lanka in the bosom of a small family with a girl who feels loved and welcomed. It follows her gradual growth and change into a young woman who is no longer at peace with her life or her family. She finds herself questioning her Islamic faith and her family who no longer cares for her after she violates her honor. It shows her need for something deeper. She doesn't want to pray in a language that she doesn't understand. She doesn't want to be forced to follow [...]

    18. "Something inside me was crying out for the truth, demanding, Why am I here? Why do I breathe? Why does my heartbeat?"Rifqa BaryYou will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13Rifqa is searching, for truth, and God says, when a person searches, they will find Him, if they search with all their heart.This young lady's tale will capture your heart. Maybe you remember her story, I certainly don't but neither do I watch much news. I can imagine how many differe [...]

    19. What a powerful story! What an incredible testimony! A young Muslim girl encounters Christians who have a true, authentic, powerful, freeing faith and decides that she will follow Jesus. This is a wonderful story. I was challenged through her commitment, encouraged by her faith and broken by her trials (foster homes, cancer, etc;) I'm glad this is such a short book because I couldn't put it down and had to finish. I was left with one compelling question for myself: Would I have had the bravery t [...]

    20. The title of this book prompted me to read it. Rifqa Bary story how she came to know Jesus was very touching. I learned a lot about Muslims,practices and rituals. Some things I knew,but for the most part,I was surprised.I would have liked to see her journey explored more,in the eyes of her parents. I never really got to know what were their deepest thoughts. I knew that Rifqa ran away after telling them,but I still would have liked to see an impending reconciliation. Still was a solid read,love [...]

    21. It took me a while to warm up to this book as it is very simply written (no criticism). The narrative seemed a bit slow in the beginning, but by halfway in I found myself mesmerized by Rifqa's incredible and miraculous story. I also found her tales of our judicial system and foster care system appalling at times. What an amazing young woman with a very important story.

    22. The Islamic religion is fascinating. How it can override a parent's love of their children should they do something the religion does not approve of especially if it is a female is something I will never understand. Rifqua is a courageous woman and her story quite interesting.

    23. “The place for women was at home, close to their families, close to Allah. Close to suffocating.”Wow. The amazing story of a Moslem child who encounters a divine presence in Sri Lanka. She grows, is disfigured, rejected by her family, moves to America with them, only to encounter less love and support. She discovers that her encounter was with the Spirit of Jesus. When she covertly converts to Christianity, things get worse.“Kill me? I knew he couldn’t consider my life so meaningless. Co [...]

    24. What an inspirational story this is. It compares Islam and Christianity in a very stark but factual light. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her story!

    25. Captivated by Rifqa’s frightening ordeal with fearing for the safety and security of her well-being, I have been following Rifqa’s story since it first hit the media. And though I have never met her personally, I truly feel like I know her. I remember grieving with her in her sufferings and trials, praying earnestly for protection from the imminent threats placed against her life. More than anything though, I was wholly fascinated by her zeal and devotion to completely lay down her life for [...]

    26. Hiding in the Light by Rifqa Bary is InspirationalThis is a story that I remember well as a residence of Florida so when Rifqa decided to tell the whole story in Hiding in the Light, I couldn't wait to hear it. In her own words she tells you what is was like to be raised in a devout Muslim home in Sri Lanka and then have her whole family move to the United States. Rifqa does an excellent job of describing the emptiness of practicing the Islamic faith and how the lack of hope from this religion c [...]

    27. This is a riveting book to read. And I am touched by Rifqa's faith and willingness to leave behind her family, culture and everything and even risk death to follow Jesus. It was and is a very brave choice. Her book will likely touch many and maybe even be used by the Lord to reach many people who come from circumstances similar to her own. (Here I mention details in the book.) I do come away from reading the book wondering about her decision to be baptized while still a minor when to have waited [...]

    28. This is an amazing true story which took place in America. It shows one the mindset of a Islamic person wherever he or she is.This story will build ones faith. I was impressed by the quality and depth of this book. I finished this book in one day! I couldn't put it down.Furthermore, I am deeply moved when I read about the strength and depth of the faith of these converts. This one had a new twist since we do not often think of these things happening in our own land. In her own words she tells yo [...]

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