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In the Land of Blue Burqas by [McCord, Kate]
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"The true and riveting story of a woman who spends five years in Afghan villages talking to the natives about her faith in Jesus, while being pressured to convert to Islam. The writing is powerful, the narrative is intriguing, and the author compellingly lifts up Jesus at every turn. An excellent introduction into the Muslim world and the mindset that marks it. Inspiring and educational."

"-Outreach Magazine, March/April 2013"

"e;The true and riveting story of a woman who spends five years in Afghan villages talking to the natives about her faith in Jesus, while being pressured to convert to Islam. The writing is powerful, the narrative is intriguing, and the author compellingly lifts up Jesus at every turn. An excellent introduction into the Muslim world and the mindset that marks it. Inspiring and educational."e;

"-Outreach Magazine, March/April 2013"

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" I lived in Afghanistan for five years. I learned the rules I had to. "

The gray-bearded and black-bearded men in the back of the rickshaw eyed me. The gray-bearded man asked me, Are you a Muslim?

For him, the word "Muslim" had a very clear definition. He did not just mean, Are you submitted to God? To which I could have said, Yes, of course. He meant something much more precise: Do you submit to the laws of the Prophet Muhammad as recorded in the Holy Quran and Hadith and as taught by the mullahs? Whatever true response I could give would not be welcome.

Still, I could give a true response. I answered the gray-beaded man s question softly without arrogance or apology. No, I am not a Muslim. I am a follower of the Honorable Jesus Messiah.

The black-bearded man scowled, brows furrowed. He leaned too close to my face and glared directly into my averted eyes. His words came out as a command, short and abrupt: You should become a Muslim. It would be better for you in this life and the next. "


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 483 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers; New Edition edition (1 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007VO7UX8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #120,647 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am not a religious person and while the book is written with a Christian perspective, I nevertheless found it extremely interesting. I loved the way the author managed to change attitudes and points of view, and to inform the Western reader at the same time about Afghan culture and the influence of Islam. I would not hesitate to recommend this book.
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Kate gives a fantastic insight into the lives and beliefs of ordinary families in Afghanistan. In some ways it is a bit like a Christian version of the Bookseller of Kabul. The descriptions of the conversations are fantastic and if you read them carefully, you will find useful hints for discussions with Muslims in your own home town. Kate really does show how BEAUTIFUL Jesus is and how it is often most sensible to recount His stories in your own words instead of wanting to get involved in heavy theological discussions.

I borrowed this book from a friend first of all and then realised I just had to get my own copy as there were so many passages to mark and pass on to others. It is also full of love for Afghanistan and this is important since we mostly hear only negative news stories out of this region.
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A book that gets way beneath the surface veneer of so much so-called enlightened 'western understanding'. Kate's storylines take us step by step (as she did to begin with) into the heart of the theology/ideology that underpins and undergirds so much of Afghamistan today, and through many centuries. It is one of those books that is literally 'un-putdownable'. It breathes authenticity and integrity. We are all the wiser and enriched through Kate's own five year journey - graphically illustrated in iluminated story-telling. And behind and inter-twined in it all are the women - who ache, laugh, smile, wonder, and reveal a humanity in their hearts which somehow seems to elude so many of their menfolk. The future must surely belong to them, as they see lifted off the darkness, to be replaced with garments of light and praise. The future beckons......
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I cannot recommend this too highly. It is an amazing insight into the lives of the people of Afghanistan, and a challenge to everyone too think about the difference between their own culture and what is fundamentally real, human and spiritual. The author's wisdom and graciousness shine in all she writes.
If you read this, Kate...
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
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I have read many books which have been either non-fiction or fiction but written by Asian women and their perspective of life in an Arab nation.. I liked the fact that this was written from the viewpoint of living amongst women in Afghanistan by an American woman and gave a huge help as I speak on behalf of people persecuted for their faith in many nations including Arab countries.
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An excellent read. Kate McCord's love for Afghanistan and its people is patently clear. Her accounts of her sensitive conversations about her faith in the homes of the families she befriended make fascinating as well as helpful reading.
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This is an excellent book and i really enjoyed reading in the land of the blue burquas pb. I know that this lady has the presence of God in her life and the strength and courage she has through Jesus Christ is so wonderful, especially being this land.
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if you are inquisitive as to how other women in another country live and to see how a westerner can be accepted as long as they respect the unwritten rules I would be in a mess it was good to see how they responded to a God of love would recommend
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