I have a new appreciation for what missionaries face. Audra Grace Shelby ( a pen name for a woman still witnessing in the Middle East) writes a compelling story of her experiences in Yemen.
Leaving the freedoms of America, Audra voluntarily accepts the balto (head covering and veil) and works to develop relationships with the women of Yemen. Although her husband works alongside her in the mission field, this book is about Audra and the women she meets. She learns to love and accept these women as she learns the language and the culture of Yemen.
What I liked about her story is that she did not brag about how many people were saved because of her work. She is open and honest about loving the people of Yemen even when they did not accept the truth of God. She acknowledges the lack of education and male dominated society which prevents women from truly understanding the love of God. Audra continues to love and serve in the Middle East, and I look forward to reading more about her experiences.
Chosen, a division of Baker House, has provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for the review which I freely give.