Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mercy Triumphs - Book Review

I received book for review as part of a Litfuse Blog Tour.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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About the Book:

Three women. Three impossible circumstances. One merciful God.

Mia, an American Christian, has lived in Sudan so long that persecution, harassment, and danger have become commonplace for her. Her tough outer shell threatens to harden her heart while her newly Christian friends, Halimah and Rania, former Muslims, are forced to live in exile outside Sudan. All three quickly discover that escaping danger in one place only means facing even greater challenges elsewhere. As God's mercy becomes evident in their lives, they must choose whether or not to offer mercy to those who don't deserve it.

Third in a trilogy, Mercy Triumphs opens the reader's eyes to modern-day persecution and the life of Muslims in Sudan. Based on real-life events,

Mercy Triumphs reveals some of the struggles Christians face when living under Islamic law. The reader will be inspired to pray for new believers, those who are persecuted for their faith, and even for the salvation of the persecutors.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

About the Author:

Author of the captivating novel "Side by Side," 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 East Texas Baptist University. She and her husband married a month after she graduated, and by their second anniversary, they were living in a remote African town. After 13 years living in Africa and the Middle East, Jana, her husband, and their three boys moved to Southeast Asia where they currently live.

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My Review:

I have been a Christian for most of my life and I have a strong passion for my faith.  I can't imagine what it would be like to be persecuted for what I believe in.  Yet, there are people who go through persecution all the time.  Willingly, nonetheless.

Mercy Triumphs tells of three women whose lives become intertwined through circumstances.  Mia is the one I most related to.  She is an American Christian who lives in Sudan and wishes to tell others of Jesus Christ.  Although she is a believer, she also faces fears and sometimes wonders if God will provide.  Mia is faced with unexpected circumstances that leave her saying goodbye to Sudan for good.  Mia's real and raw emotions can be felt in the words of the book.

The other two ladies, Halimah and Rania, are former Muslims who live outside Sudan.  Halimah was beaten and ousted by her father for being a Christian and Rania is more closeted with her faith.

There's not a lot of crescendo in Mercy Triumphs.  Although all three leading female characters went through struggles, I didn't get a strong feel for a climatic story line.  That area fell flat for me.  But, I will say, I did have empathy for what they went through and I was encouraged by their strong faith and following for Jesus.

Have you ever felt or been persecuted for your faith?


Unknown said...

Thank you for featuring Mercy Triumphs on your blog!