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Torn Veil
Torn Veil
Author: Gulshan Esther
A Muslim girl, imprisoned by her religion and severe disability, is healed and set free by God.
ISBN-13: 9780875084732
ISBN-10: 0875084737
Publication Date: 6/1989
Pages: 156
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Christian Literature Crusade
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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anncgrl avatar reviewed Torn Veil on + 19 more book reviews
This is a true story though parts of it defy the imagination. The story is shocking both in the treatment of the young woman by her family once she becomes a Christian and in some of the spiritual experiences had by this young woman. I did not find the book to be written particularly well but I found the story compelling. It certainly made me grateful that I live in a country where freedom is highly valued.
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This is a very interesting book,I got a better understanding of the life and religion,of the Muslim world. Very good reading.
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Absolutely fantastic book. I've been strongly drawn to the Lord's work among Muslims lately. Apparently because their cultures are so closed and coercive, He has been bearing witness to Christ through supernatural means such as dreams and visions.

In this story a young, very devout Muslim woman, crippled almost from birth, undergoes a lot of misfortune, until she simply wants to die. But it is at this point that the Lord Jesus speaks to her for the first time, giving hope. A bit later, she is miraculously healed, and her path to Christ is secured. Baptism follows, along with prison and near-martyrdom by her own brothers.

One sees the coercion of Muslim culture in action. We take for granted freedom of religion, but it's a matter of life and death in a culture whose guiding holy book prescribes death to apostates and where families are expected to take the initiative in carrying out the sentence in order to restore their false sense of honor.

I read this book in one sitting, even staying up all night to do so. I can't remember the last time I did that for a book. I also used Torn Veil as a basis for a meditation at

I very highly recommend this book.