As we move on from In The Cleft, Joy Comes in the Mourning, and on to Hiding in the Light,
Let’s add our favorite quotes.
“And yet here in this fascinating retelling of creation, in the face of God’s desire for friendship with humanity all of it made perfect sense. I existed for Him, the one who made me. He knew who I was and he was allowing me to know Him. The more I immersed myself in reading the bible, the more convinced I became that this truth is what I’d been searching for my whole life to discover. ” –Rifqa Bary
“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 her to true faith. He was calling her to give up everything. Leaving Islam for Christianity cost her more than she imagined but gave more 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.