In Behind the Veils of Yemen, Audra Grace Shelby paints a picture of the Muslim culture few people ever see. Her descriptions of the Muslim attitudes and traditions are guaranteed to break the heart of anyone who believes we’re saved by faith in Jesus rather than our own efforts. Yet her book leaves the reader feeling hopeful.
Within the pages of this non-fiction account of her missionary journey to Yemen with her family, Shelby shares her doubts, struggles, and fears. With the style of a fiction-writer, she recounts her stories and ties them to lessons learned and insights gained. Despite my different lifestyle and circumstances, Behind the Veils of Yemen was a powerful reminder of God’s provision and His promise to work all things together for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). Shelby’s story is bound to encourage anyone who picks it up.
I had a hard time putting this book down. From the first pages to the last, I was entranced by Shelby’s reflections and tales of God working on her behalf. Rather than tell the reader what to think, she just tells her story and lets her readers draw their own conclusions.
*I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my review. My opinion of this book is my own and was not influenced by the publisher or author.