Book Review: Hiding in the Light – Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus

Rifqa-Bary-Hiding-in-the-LightThis woman is an inspiration – such a beautiful soul. While reading this book, I found myself looking to heaven and thanking God countless times for his love, mercy and affection. The way in which Rifqa Berry writes about Jesus is mesmerizing. She truly counts him as a constant friend and companion in her life – a life that could sometimes be very lonely and solitude.

“Wherever the church has lost this passion and fervor, may stories like mine disturb the cobwebs that limit believers’ faith to a menu selection—when Jesus is truly the feast Himself.” – Rifqa Berry

If you are looking for a book that you cannot set down – this is the one for you. Rifqa’s words will set fire to your heart and soul. In her memoir, she takes you through the journey of being raised in Sri Lanka, and the struggle of moving to the United States, New York for that matter – right before the Twin Towers were attacked.

She relives heart wrenching moments in her life, as well as, some beautiful defining situations. After reading this book, if you are a Christian, you will soon realize how precious it is to openly read and study the Word of God.

Hiding in the Light not only relays the dangers of converting to Christianity in a Muslim household; but, it also takes you on a journey of little girl’s path to adulthood – faced with one of the toughest situations imaginable – fleeing from her family.

This account will touch your heart, and I pray it makes you say constant prayers for Rifqa, who is still in hiding. What a beautiful story of God’s power, healing and divine provision in placing iron-sharpening individuals in her life.

You can purchase the book on Amazon, here.

Here is a brief biography on the author:

Fatima Rifqa Bary, a native of Sri Lanka, moved with her family to the United States at the age of eight. She secretly converted from Islam to Christianity at age twelve. When her family discovered her secret four years later, she ran away from home—and her story made national headlines. Still living in an undisclosed location, Rifqa’s passions are prayer, missions, and people. She also cherishes long talks with loved ones over coffee and eating lots of chicken curry.


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