Stranger no more

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leader

REVIEW INTRODUCTION

Title:

Stranger no more

Author:

Annahita Parsan with Craig Borlase

Publisher:

Nelson Books

Publication Date:

2017

Format:

Paperback

Length:

270 pages

OVERVIEW


This is the story of Annahita Parsan, married, widowed, a young mother and in an abusive second marriage all by the time she was eighteen years old. Parsan was from a Muslim family in Iran, really only hoping to grow up to have a family and make a difference in the world. Realizing that she had to get out of her brutal relationship, she fled her home, risking her life crossing the mountains of Turkey, spending time in a horrifying Agri prison and finally arriving in Europe with her two children. But not only did she survive physically and save the lives of her children but she found freedom in Christ and His love.

The author has been able to reach that goal of making a difference in the world by using her past to save others from theirs. Readers will surely feel that same call as they read of Parsan’s life changing events.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5):

4

Suggested Audience:

Adults, particularly those interested in the stories of refugees

Christian Impact:

Tells an amazing story that should resonate with all Christians in our interaction and concern for refugees as well as using our past to help others with theirs.

About Cecelia Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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