Monday, August 27, 2007
Right now I'm reading two other books on Islam, and I just finished these two.
Baghdad Believer is a fictionalized account of an Iraqi seeker who comes to trust Christ in spite of cultural obstacles. It's short, simple reading, portraying the complexity of the young Iraqi's decision to follow Christ. After reading The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, this book and the two I'm working on, I think God is working in my heart, but what that means exactly, I do not know.
I have not been able to write about A Thousand Splendid Suns. Reading that book was more of an experience for me rather than merely reading a novel; I think it left an indelible mark on my spirit. I certainly wouldn't say that about many other novels. I am still processing the significance of the story.
I do know I want to understand Muslims better. I want to love them in spite of my fear. I want God to break my heart with the things that break his heart. This is not a pleasant experience for me, but I think I'm growing.
See Kahled Hosseini talk about his work.