Jamil renounced a life of jihad when he encountered the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, but villagers and authorities in the hills of Afghanistan respond with skepticism . . . and even violence.
Relief worker Amy Mallory is shocked by the changes in her organization-changes with dire implications for the women and children under her care. And concern for her former assistant, Jamil, weighs heavily on her heart.
Former Special Forces veteran Steve Wilson faces off against the riots and corruption of Kabul's upcoming election. He's looking for something that will give his life purpose but is confident that he won't find it in Afghanistan.All three are searching for love and freedom in a country where political and religious injustice runs rampant. But when religious freedom becomes a matter of life and death, they discover that the cost of following Jesus may require the ultimate sacrifice.
Eager doesn't begin to describe my feelings waiting for Jeanette Windle's Freedom's Stand to release. The sequel to the excellent Veiled Freedom, picks up the lives of Jamil, Amy and Steve three weeks later, time enough for many things to have changed in their lives and in Afghanistan. Unflinchingly honest in her portrayal of political corruption and human rights abuses, the dilemmas and compromises faced by aid agencies and the positive and negative elements of Western intervention, Jeanette sheds light on the plight of the Afghan people in a confronting and challenging manner. Be prepared to experience a gamut of emotion as Jamil defends his new faith, Amy encounters heartbreaking reality and Steve acknowledges a truth that could shatter him. A gripping tale with a significant message, Freedom's Stand should not be missed by anyone who seeks to be engaged heart, mind and soul by a story.
With thanks to Tyndale for my review copy
Relz Reviewz Extras
Review of Veiled Freedom and Betrayed
Character spotlight on Steve & Amy
Book Club Interview with Jeanette
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