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Friday, March 3, 2017

Book Review: Door to Freedom

A book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

About the Book: 

It's rough and it's smooth. It's dark and it's light. It's a masterpiece. It's us. Here in Sudan. We are scared of it and drawn to it. There is an open door, and there is much opposition.

In the dusty, Islamic country of Sudan, Mia, who is raising her family in a Muslim country, has learned to boldly share her faith. Rania, the daughter of a wealthy Sudanese Arab, seeks to find the reason for her sister's sudden disappearance. Mia holds some of the answers, but both women quickly discover they must each walk through their own doors to freedom, the freedom that only comes when you trust God's sovereignty more than manmade security.

Part of New Hope Publishers' line of contemporary missional fiction, Door to Freedom, the sequel to Side by Side, opens the reader's eyes to modern-day persecution and the life of Muslims in Sudan. Based on real-life events, Door to Freedom also reveals some of the struggles that Christians face when living under Islamic law. The reader will be inspired to pray for those who are persecuted for their faith as well as for the salvation of the persecutors.

About the Author:

Author of the captivating novel Side by Side, Jana Kelley is a Texan who hardly ever lives in Texas. Raised in Southeast Asia, Jana developed a love for cross-cultural living early in life. Her love for writing came soon after. Jana returned to Texas to attend East Texas Baptist University. She and her husband married a month after she graduated, and by their second anniversary, they were living in a remote African town. After 13 years living in Africa and the Middle East, Jana, her husband, and their three boys moved to Southeast Asia where they currently live.

My Opinion

Reading the first book in this series from Jana Kelley, Side by Side, was really eye opening and life changing for me. I still think about what I learned about Sudanese and Muslim culture and I have shared the book with many others who have also enjoyed it!

So when I saw there was a second book coming out, Door to Freedom, I couldn't wait to read it! It was just as inspiring and interesting as the first one! I really like the writing style of Jana Kelley - the events in the book, the culture and the characters really become real to me when reading these books.

I really recommend reading Door to Freedom and also reading Side by Side first if you haven't already! They really will be life changing and inspiring as a Christian in today's world. It reminds me how blessed I am to live in America where I am free to dress and believe how I want as a woman. I am free to pick my spouse, be friends with who I want and talk about my faith as often as I would like. What a life and experiences Jana Kelley has had in her life and you can really see them in the way she writes and how vivid she makes her books!

Buy It:

You can purchase Door to Freedom for $15.99 from

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*Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*