Mercy Triumphs (New Hope Publishers, September 2017)
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.
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.
My take: This the third book in a trilogy. I have read the First book Side by Side and you can click the link to find out what I thought of that book. I haven't read the second book but I will probably go back and read it at some time. Like the first book this book takes a look at three ladies and what they have to do to be a Christian in a Muslim nation and especially the dangers they face after converting from being a Muslim. I always think after reading this type of book of how easy we have it in this country as far as being a Christian compared to other countries. Our time I fear is coming though. If you are interested in finding out what it might be like for a Muslim to convert to Christianity then this trilogy will really open your eyes.
I received a review copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion.