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  • Hiding in the Light

  • Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus
  • Written by: Rifqa Bary
  • Narrated by: Rifqa Bary
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Religion & Spirituality, Islam
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"After four years of hiding my faith from my family, I knew that it was time. I wrote with shaky hands, 'Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I refuse to deny him....' There was no turning back now. I had to get out of that house if I wanted to live. Was this worth risking everything for? Yes."

Rifqa Bary grew up in a devout Muslim home, obediently following her parents' orders to practice the rituals of Islam. But God was calling her to freedom and love. He was calling her to true faith. He was calling her to give up everything.

Leaving Islam for Christianity cost her more than she imagined but gave more than she could have dreamed.

Hiding in the Light is the story of Rifqa's remarkable spiritual journey from Islam to Christianity. It is also the untold story of how she ran from her father's threats to find refuge with strangers in Florida, only to face a controversial court case that reached national headlines. Most of all it is the story of a young girl who made life-changing sacrifices to follow Jesus - and who inspires us to do the same.

©2015 Rifqa Bary (P)2015 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"Rifqa Bary's story is a powerful testimony to standing for the truth in the face of many difficulties and tall odds. In the words of this young woman who has already been through so much, we are painted a picture of stark cultural contrast - that of slavery and liberty, duty and love, and bondage and freedom. As much as anything, this is a story about the first freedom upon which America was built - the freedom to believe and live one's life according to those beliefs. Rifqa's inspiring story reminds us why we must continue to stand for faith and freedom!" (Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council)
"An extraordinary glimpse into the faith of a Christ-follower and the sovereignty of God. Rifqa's story informs, inspires, and empowers." (Max Lucado, pastor and author)
"Rifqa Bary's story unveils God as the Father to the fatherless whose pursuit of His children is fiercely beautiful. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. She invites readers to walk beside her on her fascinating road and to see the God she saw when she said her very brave yes to Jesus." (Sara Hagerty, author of Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet)

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So good

I didn’t thing I was going to enjoy this book as much as I did. I learned so much throughout listening to it. I can say it’s now one of my favourites

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Incredible Testimony!!!

What an incredible story and an incredible testimony of finding Jesus!!! I can’t recommend it enough!

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Great writing, great story.

Enjoyable read or listen, to an edge of your seat story, by a courageous storyteller and writer.

Jesus Saves

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Rifka is an amazing testimony

Rifka is an amazing testimony of the strength that Christ give to His own followers.

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Inspirational

Thank you for sharing your journey Rifqa. God bless and care for you. I would highly recommend others to listen to this book.

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Too many adjectives

From the beginning this book had so many embellishments in the dialogue, it seemed like the writer was trying to reach a certain amount of words per chapter. I kept going because I was interested the topic. I got as far as chapter 17 before I gave up. Her description of the heavy, thick green front door and the person who opened it, was just too much. If you enjoy lots of detail then you might enjoy this, but it’s not for me. Rifqa is a very brave young woman who gave up everything for her belief in Jesus, and is an inspiration to us all, no matter what faith we choose.

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Rifqa's story

This is her heart felt story. She tells it from her heart, you can hear her passion and pain.

I am pained to hear of stories like these and pray someday that we will stand up for these children and support them better than we do today.

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  • Enrique Mata III
  • 2015-05-24

Excellent!

The listeners will not be able to hit pause. Please schedule sufficient time to hear this in one sitting.

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  • Janice
  • 2015-05-23

Undying Faith!

It was very hard to but this book down. From the first paragraph to the last, I hated:for it to end! It's awesomely written & narrated.

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  • Noa J.
  • 2015-05-22

Awesome book! Great narration!

Very heartfelt and beautifully written. I cried several times. This story was a true inspiration and spoke to the love, grace and protection of God Almighty for his beloved children.
I highly recommend!

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  • MariposaRican
  • 2015-05-26

Inspiring

This is a wonderful book that helps your faith stengthen and grow in the Lord Jesus.

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  • Corey
  • 2015-05-24

Very inspiring! Thank you, Jesus!

Excellent read. This book was heartbreaking and inspirational all at the same time. Yes, Jesus!

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  • John
  • 2015-05-22

This is an amazing heart warming story!

This young lady has suffered through rejection of family, trials in the legal system and with cancer, all in her quest to follow Jesus. As a part of her story, it is inspiring to see how God used Christians in her life to to lead her to faith in Jesus and to encourage her in her Christian life!

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  • Patty
  • 2015-05-21

Riveting, exposing, inspiring and true!

Rifqa, a truly brave girl with unshakable faith and love for her redeemer Jesus! Excellent!

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  • J McCoy
  • 2015-07-27

Hiding in the Light

I loved this book! The author is amazing and easy to listen to, I felt a flurry of different emotions. What a courageous and beautiful young woman. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • jane mulkey
  • 2015-06-05

True Christ-like life revealed

Heart-warming to listen to the story of this girls life and how her spirit is nurtured by her Savior as she grows in her faith. Amazing to see how she overcomes the trials of her young life and that she now chooses to share these experiences to help others! Inspirational reading.

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  • stellatrout
  • 2015-07-27

Inspirational

We sometimes forget what freedom means and this girl at such a young age becomes so wise and truly understands freedoms definition.

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