Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mercy Triumphs by Jana Kelley - REVEIWED


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.

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My Thoughts:
What made me come back?......The opportunity to serve others and not myself.”  (p. 115)

I think Mercy Triumphs may be one of the most powerful and convicting books I’ve read in a very long time.  I’ve read the other books in this series, but this third book in the trilogy captures the essence of what mission work looks like on a daily and very sacrificial basis.  To be a witness for Christ in a Muslim country is to know that when God does bring salvation to someone’s heart, it comes with an immediate and very costly sacrifice. 

This novel explores the cost of faith in Christ both from the Muslim and Christian perspective.  The Muslim characters who have been transformed by Christ basically lose everything they have ever known.   The Christian missionaries deal with the daily challenge of sharing Christ within the context of the Muslim culture and balancing that with helping those who do believe survive the cost of their belief.

This book is very, very well written!  The characters just come alive in your heart, and you will weep and rejoice with them as they travel their journey.  You will explore the true meaning and cost of freedom, and you will examine your own heart as is relates to how and where you are willing to share Christ with others.


Please, read this book.  It will change your life and transform your heart!


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.
Find out more about Jana at http://www.janakelley.com.

1 comment:

Jana Kelley said...

Thank you so much for featuring Mercy Triumphs on your blog!