Friday, May 22, 2015

[[Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus]] Book Written by Rifqa Bary | Book-Hub Review

Once I have learnt that the book “Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus” is about story of Rifqa Bary who has hiding her faith from her Muslim family for four years and then became Christianity, I am very excited for that.


She, Rifqa Bary, grew up in a Muslim home and her parents are following the rituals of Islam as same as other devout Muslim is and so did she.

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Rifqa Bary was an obediently girl. She did what her parents have told; especially the Islam’s rituals practice.

However, one day she has changed her life, leaved her family with thought she will never come back again…

The book’s inside “Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus”, there are the long story that was it she never revealed before. For instance, how Rifqa has made her mind to leave from her family, Muslim home, to find her new life.

In year 2009, Rifqa Bary ran away from her home in Ohio and went to refuge with Christians in Florida.

How did she know and find out that refuge in Florida?

She had met it on Facebook.

Her Muslim parents knew that and fought to have her returned home. Nevertheless, at that time due to she was too young-16 years, therefore, she was under taking care and lived in Ohio state custody.

Even Police in the both states, Ohio and Florida, found no any evidence and sign she was in danger from whatever if she returned home.

Rifqa Bary said she had heard stories of so-called honor killing for anyone who convert from Islam to another religion…

Facebook is a light for Rifqa Bary to navigate her to the new refuge in Florida. She could find for in a very hard time the only one way. Once she immediate made her mind escaping from her parents. If she had nothing-no Facebook, at the time being to search out for any destination for her journey, what would he happened to her life.

This book “Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus” will inspire you, readers, to live in this world with hope. Rifqa has a brave heart to renounce Islam and put off her veil at her a very age, she accepted the challenge.

Rifqa’s story will give you not only what you fully intend to do for your goal of life, but how you walk firmly with a clear target for tomorrow.

Do you want to know more a bit Rifqa’s background?

Rifqa full name is Fathima Rifqa Bary. She was born on August 10, 1992, in Sri Lanka. She has one elder brother Rilvan and younger brother Rajaa.

Rifqa’s father Mohammed and Aysha Bary initially took her to America for searching any medical to treat her after she became blind in her right eye.

In her early age in the US, she grew up in the Columbus Suburb of Now Albany. She likes to play guitar and write poetry. Then during she studied at the New Albany High School with her elder brother, Rilvan, she took guitar lessons and spend her free time for writing what she loves-poetry.

In year 2009, Rifqa drew international attention when she escaped from her parents’ home to the new place in Orlando, Florida. Her story was broadcast on TV about why and how she had left her home and become a Christian...

Reviewed by: Michael Leng
At: 22 May 2015

Book Details:

ISBN-13: 978-1601426963
Publisher: WaterBrook Press   
Published date: 19th May 2015  

Language: English

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  1. Once I have just read a few lines of this review book article about the book "Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus", I can feel that I have something growing up in my chest...

    She is a very brave young girl changing her world when she was only 16 years old.