Stranger no more

Reviewed by:

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



Stranger no more


Annahita Parsan with Craig Borlase


Nelson Books

Publication Date:





270 pages


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.


Rating (1 to 5):


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.

Stranger No More: A Muslim Refugee’s Story of Harrowing Escape, Miraculous Rescue, and the Quiet Call of Jesus

About Ceil Carey

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

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