I Dared to Call Him Father Paperback – 1 Dec 1979
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From the Back Cover
How do I give myself to God completely?
What happens when I do?
I Dared to Call Him Father is a book for everyone who has ever asked these questions.
It is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in South Asia who faced these questions at the crossroads of her life-and found the astonishing answers.
Her entire life turned upside down as a series of strange dreams launched her on a quest that would forever consume her heart, mind and soul.
This 25th anniversary edition contains a new afterword by a Western friend of Bilquis and a new appendix on how the East enriches the West. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
About the Author
Bilquis Sheikh was the wife of a high-ranking government official in Pakistan. She gave her life to Jesus Christ in 1966. In 1972, sponsored by Samaritan's Purse, she resettled in the United States, where she spoke widely and shared her faith with many. Years later Bilquis returned to Pakistan, where she died in 1997. She was given a Christian funeral. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
The story is basically about a Pakistani woman whose life is transformed when she meets God.
Instead of being a one-off lofty kind of meeting, where God may or may not exist, her meetings with God are both powerful and personal. So much so that she risks losing her family, who don't accept what she has experienced.
I recommend this book to anyone who would like a touch of God themselves. It really is an inspiring and deeply interesting read. I love it.
Bilquis writes in a way that draws the reader into her life and one can't help but side with her through the trials and persecution she found herself in. It certainly gave me a lot to think about as I realised her bravery and the close relationship she had with Jesus. I have recommended this book to many people especially those who are searching for the answers to the 'meaning of life.'
You will not be disappointed.
It did take me a while to get into this book because of the simplistic style in which it was written, but once I'd read a few chapters I was hooked. I'm glad that I read it as it has enlightened me to the risks that Christians in the middle east have to take. The only parts I didn't like about the book were the extra chapters added to the book in the new edition, which were written by one of Bilquis's Christian friends. They really didn't seem to add anything to her story, especially not the one about the differences between Eastern and Western cultures. However, this is just a minor annoyance.
Overall, this is a short and simple book about a Musim woman who takes the risk of converting to Christianity and how it changed her life.
I won't spoil the story but will say that The Lord Almighty is shown in the Bible as communicating with people many times down the ages through dreams and so the authors story isn't such a surprise. (Having read a number of biographies of people becoming Christians I am surprised more don't report dreams like this lady did).
The author does indeed in the face of huge and indeed threatening family and local opposition become a Christian. However there is much, more to the story than that and I recommend you read this book to find the rest out.
Its dramatic, scary in places and quite rivetting overall. There are surprises along the way as well.
It's said to be a true story and I believe it as it tallies with much other Christian experience as recorded in literature that I have seen and seems much in keeping with Biblical Scripture.
If you want to read of a risky journey of a woman to Christian faith and of what followed read this.
Excellent and thoroughly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just awesome how God can work and break down barriers in any situation all things are possible in Christ our saviour!Published 1 month ago by HODGE123
This book should be read by all. Bilquis is an inspiration to people of all walks of Faith. What a book!Published 2 months ago by robert hamilton
Gave a copy of it to some one long ago. And met her very recently. And the women confessed that this book have changed her life and how Lord Yashua Ha Mashiha have delivered her... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A true story of incredible bravery that sadly could not be allowed in Pakistan today.Published 4 months ago by Diana T.
I loved reading this book and the timelessness of Gods grace in saving people from every tribe and every nation. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Miss Elisabeth Threadgold
An excellently written book, and exciting and inspirational story. I've bought numerous copies as gifts.Published 5 months ago by Emma
A good read, based on real life experience of a young lady converting from Islam to Christianity.Published 6 months ago by Lady D