"Mom, I have something I need to tell you...." They didn't talk. Not for 10 years. Not about faith anyway. Instead a mother and daughter tiptoed with pain around the deepest gulf in their lives - the daughter's choice to leave the Church, convert to Islam, and become a practicing Muslim.
Undivided is a real-time story of healing and understanding with alternating chapters from each as they struggle to learn how to love each other in a whole new way. Although this is certainly an audiobook for mothers and daughters struggling with interfaith tensions, it is equally meaningful for mothers and daughters divided by tensions in general. It is an important work for parents whose adult children have left the family's belief system and for those same children to better understand their parents. And Undivided is an up close and personal look at the life of an Islamic convert - at a time when attitudes are mixed about Muslims (and Muslim women in particular), but interest in such women is high. Undivided is a tremendously important book for our time. Will Patricia be able to fully trust in the Christ who "holds all things together"?
Will Alana find new hope or new understanding as the conversation gets deeper between them? And can they answer the question that both want desperately to experience, which is: "Can we make our torn family whole again?"
©2015 Patricia Raybon and Alana Raybon (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers
Loved this book. Helped me with issues I have in my personal life. The book confirmed my saying that communication is a key ingredient to peace and understanding.
As I once concluded before Muslims are so confused. I felt like Alana didn't care for her family to want to become Muslim but just truly wanted her mother to love her and to get to know her. Her mother on the other hand prayed for her daughter to know truth. Alana is so confused that she believes that Allah and Jesus of Islam is no different than God and Jesus of Christianity. This belief she has is so far from the truth. I've personally contacted Alana and she's unwilling to testify what she believes is truth. I feel like she's a New Ager. Any rational person would be able to tell that Mormonism (Isa. 29:11) and Islam (Isa. 29:12) can't both be true while understanding the verses (Isa. 29:1-12) in context. They can both be false but they both can't be true.
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