Wednesday, May 6, 2015

"Side by Side"

Book info
About the book:
Side by Side (New Hope Publishers, April 2015)

In the dusty, Islamic country of Sudan, Mia's life collides with that of another young woman.

A young Christian American mother, Mia finds more than one dark secret on the streets of Khartoum. She finds Halimah, a young, upper-class Arab student with a bright future in her family's business whose risky and secretive decision has put her life in danger. What happens when the path of young mother intersects with that of a spunky Sudanese student? God transforms them both . . . forever.

Part of New Hope® Publishers' contemporary missional fiction line, Side by Side opens the reader's eyes to the life of Muslims in Sudan as well as some of the struggles that Christians face when living under Islamic law. The reader will be inspired to pray for those who are persecuted for their faith as well as pray for the salvation of those who persecute.
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About the author:

Jana Kelley
is a Texan who hardly ever lives in Texas. Raised in Southeast Asia, Jana developed a love for cross-cultural living early in life. Her love for writing came soon after. Jana returned to Texas to attend college. She and her husband married a month after she graduated and by their second anniversary, they were living in a remote African town. Together with her husband and three boys, Jana enjoys travel and overseas living. After thirteen years in Africa and the Middle East, Jana and her family moved to Southeast Asia where they currently live.

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My Review:
"Side by Side" is an eye-opener and relevant book for today.  No matter where we all live, our communities are becoming more and more diverse and along with that are opportunities to learn about different cultures, and to also share one's own beliefs.  Jana does an excellent job with writing this book as I was immediately drawn into it and the scene was set that I was felt as if I was experiencing the story as well.  It is so easy to forget about the struggles that Christians living in other countries may be dealing with on a daily basis and also how other cultures may be treated.  This book will help all of the readers to expand their worldview and develop a deeper understanding of life in other countries and become more culturally aware.  This is a great choice if you are looking for a thought-provoking and inspiring read. 

To read other review included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour.

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