I have a lot of admiration for people who are able to bring the word of God to others. I once thought about doing international missionary work but the resources weren’t available at the time. Naturally, I was excited the find out that the narrator of Behind the Veils of Yemen had been a missionary alongside her family.
Audra and Kevin Shelby and their three children travel to Yemen to begin studies that would be key in the missionary work. Sharing Christianity is forbidden by the country’s Yemeni laws, but Audra is determined to bring the love of Christ to her new friends. She helps many women open their hearts to Jesus, even as the risks become greater.
I have to admit, I don’t know if I have the fortitude to do what Audra and her family did. It is one thing to be a missionary to those who never have heard of Jesus. They took their faith a step further and brought the light of Christianity to a country that forbids it. I don’t even want to think about the penalty if one is caught. They were so brave!
I love that Audra wasn’t pushy with her faith. She brought it up if the conversation warranted, and was very loving towards her friends when telling them about Christ. She didn’t put down their faith; she talked about the differences and misconceptions instead. She had a great heart and reached out to people that needed it most. She saw past the differences and loved these people. This made such an impression on me; I wish the whole world acted like that.
This book really touched me. I wanted to know more about Audra and her family, especially after they returned home to the States. You can read more about Audra on her blog, Glimpses Beyond Me.
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book gratis for review purposes by Bethany House. All opinions are my own.