THE NEXT TARGET
Arana’s latest novel delves into the conflict within the Muslim community between those who stay true to their religion and those who convert to Christianity. Powerfully written, this is a story about what it means to live a life worthy of God’s calling and about what love, faith and forgiveness can lead to.
When a single bullet ends the life of her student and friend, Sabirah, Austia Donatelli knows that Sabirah’s conversion to Christianity put a target on her head within her Muslim family. Ministering to the women in the local Muslim community under the guise of running an English as a Second Language program is risky for Austia and could cost her her life. As danger begins to intensify around her, Austia is faced with a decision: Will she stay true to her faith and mission at the risk of her life? (DAVID C. COOK, Aug., 389 pp, $14.99)