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I Dared to Call Him Father: The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman’s Encounter with God | [Bilquis Sheikh, Richard H. Schneider]

I Dared to Call Him Father: The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman’s Encounter with God

How do I give myself to God completely? What happens when I do? I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in Pakistan who faced these questions at the crossroads of her life and found the astonishing answers. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down - and put her life in danger - as a series of strange dreams launched her on a quest that would forever consume her heart, mind, and soul.
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Publisher's Summary

How do I give myself to God completely? What happens when I do?

This is a book for everyone who has ever asked these questions.

I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in Pakistan who faced these questions at the crossroads of her life and found the astonishing answers. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down - and put her life in danger - as a series of strange dreams launched her on a quest that would forever consume her heart, mind, and soul.

Originally published in 1978, the book has sold 300,000 copies and is a classic in Muslim evangelism.

Bilquis Sheikh came from a family in Pakistan that held government power for seven hundred years. She was also the wife of a high ranking government official in Pakistan. She gave her life to Jesus Christ in 1966. In 1972, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, she resettled in the United States, where she spoke widely and shared her faith with many. Years later she returned to Pakistan, where she died in 1997. She was given a Christian funeral.

©1978, 2003 Bilquis Sheikh (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

I Dared to Call Him Father is a fascinating autobiography that challenged me in my walk with God. How many of us would be true to our faith if we knew that embracing Christianity could be our death sentence?” (Mary Ann Littrell, Christian Librarian)

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    Pamela Albany, GA, United States 04-10-12
    Pamela Albany, GA, United States 04-10-12
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    "The story of an intimate walk with the Lord"

    I really enjoyed this book. Hearing how the Lord drew Bilquis into moment by moment obedience was a wonderful reminder of the way the Lord works in our lives. The story also caused me to long for that time in my life when the Lord was so very near.Have you been lulled into spiritual contentment by the cares of the world? Bilquis' testimony will awaken a new desire for that fresh closeness we so often lose over time. Her story, however, tells the tale of a life that only drew closer to Him as the years passed. It is also a story of the faithfulness of God to reach those who long to know the truth.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 03-27-13
    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome! Highly Recommend!!!"

    I stumbled across this book by accident and put it on my wish list because I like Lorna Raver's narration so much.

    Once I began to listen to it, I just could not stop. The story is told in clear and simple terms and yet is so very moving and touching.

    Bilquis Sheikh manages to reveal many of the mysteries of the Muslim mindset which before escaped me ( a westerner) completely.

    She has an unusual story and I loved every minute of it. (And I don't want to spoil it for others.)

    I've listened to it at least three times now and will continue to recommend it to friends and family and any others who will listen to me.

    Even if you just read this for curiosity's sake, get it and read it. Maybe, like Bilquis, you will find your life equally changed and enriched by the source of her joy.

    Raver is the perfect narrator for this story and as usual she does a superb job!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    jbeauty South Florida, USA 05-23-12
    jbeauty South Florida, USA 05-23-12

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    "Very Touched & Inspired by this Woman's Life"
    What made the experience of listening to I Dared to Call Him Father the most enjoyable?

    Hearing about how Jesus touched her life in the midst of a Muslim culture.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I Dared to Call Him Father?

    When she has a dream and in the dream she is having supper with Jesus.


    Have you listened to any of Lorna Raver’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When God through this woman used her to bring comfort to those who had ostracized her.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very wonderful, touching and inspiring story of how one woman, in the midst of a Muslim culture in Pakistan, gave her life to Jesus, and the wonderful things that happened as a result. An absolutely beautiful life story, I enjoyed it very much.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Huntsville, AL United States 03-08-14
    Matthew Huntsville, AL United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow! I did not want to stop listening. Loved it!"
    Where does I Dared to Call Him Father rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best.


    What other book might you compare I Dared to Call Him Father to and why?

    The closest to it so far is The Life of David Brainerd. They are both close personal accounts of their experience with God.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    She was willing to risk everything to know God. She was muslim from a high ranking family in Pakistan.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The most moving was when she asked God to come into her and she was filled with the Holy Spirit. She describes her experiences so well.


    Any additional comments?

    I was asking God to show me which Audiobook would encourage me. It has. Thank You Lord Jesus!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Hazel Savannah, Cayman Islands 09-21-13
    Hazel Savannah, Cayman Islands 09-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "An amazing story!"
    Would you listen to I Dared to Call Him Father again? Why?

    I have listened to it four (4) times. To fill in the blanks and ensure I didn't miss anything.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Belquis


    What does Lorna Raver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Pathos. Her interpretation of the feelings and moods of the characters was exceptional


    Any additional comments?

    Every person with questions about the existence of God will be challenged by this book. For Christians, a great example of living in His Presence

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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