From Cairo to Christ

From Cairo to Christ

How One Muslim’s Faith Journey Shows the Way for Others

by Abu Atallah, Kent A. Van Til

InterVarsity Press

IVP Books
Biographies & Memoirs Religion & Spirituality
Pub Date 02 Jul 2017

I am reviewing a copy of From Cairo to Christ through Intervarsity Press and Netgalley:
The author talks of how his Father was allotted only one small fish, and three loaves for the day during the war in the Suez, they were in Port Sa’id Egypt in 1956.  He talks about how he was a good Muslim kid.  He tells how his Mother was more religious than his Father, praying five times a day.eddr

The author goes on to talk about other Muslim customs like a Mmulim boy being circumcized at the age of twelve. He talks about the tradition of marrying cousins. He talks about growing up as a Child of Privillege and it being surprising to everyone himself included when he became a Christian.

In his final year of high school Stephen goes on to talk about joining The Muslim Brotherhood because his best friend had joined, thenrs he saw his friend go to the extreme of beating his wife.   

Stephen goes on to tell how becoming a Christian could cause a Muslim to loose their life not only figuratively but literally.

Stephen talks about becoming a Christian, and then being baptized on Christmas Day 1977.  The author goes on to talk about hiding his conversion at first, entering church services from the back and leaving early,

Stephen goes on to talk about getting kicked out of his home, his family, for converting to Christianity.

In 1989 Stephen was ordained as a minister and was sent to be a missionary among the muslims in Dearborn Michigan!

The author goes on to tell us of the complicated history between Egypt and Israel.

He goes on to tell us that a Muslim man is allowed to take a Christian or Jewish wife, that the tradition goes back to Mohammed, but a Muslim woman is not permitted to convert to Christianity.

The author goes on to remind us that it is no longer possible for missionaries to go openly into Muslim countries, so some do Evangelism as Biovocational Missionaries.

Despite all the difficulties, many Muslims are coming to Christ!  But the transition often is not easy!

Five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!


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