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av David Nasser (Författare)

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Religion has left an undeniable mark in our world. Some see it as the answer to every problem, while others see it as the problem itself. Simply put, religion is the single greatest force in history. But in a much more intimate sense, what does religion mean to one life? In this honest, suspenseful, and moving memoir, author David Nasser tells of a life filled with heartbreak and healing. Forced to escape from a country gripped in a religious revolution, David and his family run for their lives in an attempt to find refuge. Through the lens of a terrified boy we see the destructive power of religion and the pull of peer pressure as he tries to fit into a new culture. Nasser's raw and transparent account of his transition from hating religion to having a living faith in Christ will impact readers from across the religious spectrum. He offers an unflinchingly honest, yet humorous, assessment of the church from an outsider's point of view.… (mer)
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Titel:Jumping through Fires: The Gripping Story of One Man's Escape from Revolution to Redemption
Författare:David Nasser (Författare)
Info:Baker Books (2009), 171 pages
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Jumping through Fires: The Gripping Story of One Man's Escape from Revolution to Redemption av David Nasser

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Excellent book about how a nine year old boy and his family escaped from Iran during the 1979 revolution. It tells about his adjustment to a different culture, and how he eventually came to accept Jesus as his Savior. It is a short, easy read book. This was an eBook that I borrowed off of Overdrive. For all you Sargentites, if you don't have a password for Overdrive yet be sure to come in the library and get one. ( )
  galoma | Nov 20, 2017 |
This book was not what I expected. Its beautiful Persian designs and dramatic photo on the cover had me set up for an intriguing saffron-flavored story. Instead it tasted more like Subway.

Most of what I've read about Iran and the middle East has come through Azar Nafisi and Khaled Hosseini, each of whom are fine writers (but more so the first). So I was a bit disappointed to find this such an American book. He says things like: "I knew I was ready to pursue this girl with all of my heart" (136) and "...every Iranian friend who came to lend support brought enough flowers to decorate a Rose Bowl float" (151). Maybe for someone living in the U.S., his story will have enough exotic elements to merit such designs on the cover, but for someone living outside of the U.S., it sounds overwhelmingly American.

That said, Subway still tastes good, and has nutritional value. This is your typical evangelical Christian kind of autobiographical testimony book, and such stories of transformation are always uplifting and encouraging. I found particularly poignant the warning about letting new converts into leadership positions too quickly, because it's something I've suffered from and seen others suffer from as well. His take on romance is rather brash, in my opinion.

It's a quick easy read. I read it almost entirely on bus rides over the last two days (probably about 2.5 hours?). It's not boring. ( )
  besure | Sep 15, 2011 |
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Religion has left an undeniable mark in our world. Some see it as the answer to every problem, while others see it as the problem itself. Simply put, religion is the single greatest force in history. But in a much more intimate sense, what does religion mean to one life? In this honest, suspenseful, and moving memoir, author David Nasser tells of a life filled with heartbreak and healing. Forced to escape from a country gripped in a religious revolution, David and his family run for their lives in an attempt to find refuge. Through the lens of a terrified boy we see the destructive power of religion and the pull of peer pressure as he tries to fit into a new culture. Nasser's raw and transparent account of his transition from hating religion to having a living faith in Christ will impact readers from across the religious spectrum. He offers an unflinchingly honest, yet humorous, assessment of the church from an outsider's point of view.

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