“Muslim hearts are opening through powerful dreams of Jesus. Our Savior loves them and is reaching out to them with His grace and forgiveness. The real revolution in the Middle East is the Jesus Revolution that is occurring today. Tom Doyle has thrilling accounts of Muslims coming to faith in Christ in his new book Dreams and Visions.” – “R”, a former Muslim Imam in the Middle East (Now a follower of Jesus)
Pastor Tom Doyle has spent eleven years in the Middle East helping Muslims come to faith. In this book he recounts many dreams and visions people have encountered in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and many other countries in the Middle East. These stories aren’t just Christian fairy tales. All of the stories have been confirmed and for these people it’s not a “cool” thing to do to talk about this stuff. If these people are discovered they are probably going to die. They are throwing their life on the line by talking about their experiences with Jesus. They are turning their back on their past lives and turning to Jesus.
The second story in the book is about a Christian missionary being kidnapped at gun point and taken on a long and crazy journey through town. At every turn the missionary believes he is going to die. He is petrified, but his last turn reveals that the kidnapper was taking him to an underground Christian meeting. These stories are as real as they get. I can’t even begin to image being shot for reading Philemon. Philemon is one page and I would get killed for just holding it! It is crazy and you have these people experiencing Jesus and wanted to give up everything to follow Him.
The book doesn’t just tell stories of Muslims coming to faith but shares the Gospel with that. Christ gives these people peace that they have never experienced before. He shows them a joy they have never experienced in Islam. He is uncovering a level of intimacy that is, literally, illegal.
As I read the book I noticed how easy it was to read. Doyle has to be able to communicate to a lot of different people who may speak different languages. He has to be extremely cautious of what he says to everyone or it may mean death. With such purpose in his speech he keeps that with his writing. Every page is a beautiful testament to the sovereignty of God. Doyle writes in a way that makes us interested in Christ’s love even if we think we already know it. The love in this book is so amazing and encouraging. It shows me hope for America. As a college student the Gospel doesn’t always seem to work. The transformative power doesn’t always seem to be in action when people come to Christ. It really hurts one’s faith seeing ‘Christians’ be unchanged. But this piece reinvigorates me. I keep going back to Gospel transformation stories, and these stories open up a window to a land I am unfamiliar with. These transformations are truly a testament to God in their lives. I want nothing more than to see the true Gospel to change lives on college campuses across the country.
If you love the Gospel you will love this book. Jesus is attacking Islam better than we ever could. He is recruiting missionaries at a higher rate than we ever have. I can’t wait for this revival to come into full bloom in the Middle East and America.
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