Which None Can Shut: Remarkable True Stories of Gods Miraculous Work in the Muslim World is an incredible book of stories from the life of “Reema Goode” (her name changed for security). “Reema” is a Christian wife and mother living in a Muslim (Arab) community seeking to share the gospel with the women in her region. She shares heartfelt and compelling stories of how God has opened the door for the gospel to reach a people group.
“Reema” writes with transparency and simplicity that is both forthright and engaging. I was deeply blessed and encouraged to hear over and over again of God’s faithfulness to use her and her family to reach their Muslim neighbors. Many times while reading this book I was moved to prayer and tears for my neighbors in the Muslim world.
The book is written in a story format, easy to read, engaging, and a great encouragement to those who have been praying for the Arab world. It provides great insight into how Western missionary women engage women with the gospel in a deeply Muslim culture. I appreciate the honest portrait that “Reema” paints of Muslim culture.
Some folks will assume that “Reema” writes from a charismatic background because she shares a few stories of casting out demons and dreams. I’m not Charismatic (I’m Southern Baptist), and I’ll go on record as saying that many of the things that “Reema” and her family came across are things that I have come across in Mobile and Pensacola. The truth is that while there aren’t demons around every corner, they are real and a majority of cultures around the world (not to mention both the Old and New Testament) recognize that. God does choose to reveal himself in dreams to some people (I can testify that of at least 2 other American friends besides myself that were driven to the scriptures because of a dream and ended up trusting in Christ). “Reema” may be charismatic, but what she shares in this book appears to be standard fare for anyone heavily involved in ministry or missions.
If you are looking at going to the mission field, praying for Muslim people groups, or are just looking for some encouragement on how God still moves among people today… This book is for you. The retail price of Which None Can Shut is $13.99 (paperback), and is available around the web in places like Amazon.com for $11.89. I gave it five stars.
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