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by Joy Loewen

Like many women in the Church, Joy Loewen didn't fully understand Muslim women or their roles in the Muslim culture and religion. In fact, she was afraid of them and not particularly interested in befriending them. But with prayer, wisdom, and a lot of love, Joy overcame these obstacles, found that she actually liked them, and that many of these women are irresistibly attracted to the love of Jesus. For the last thirty years she has used this knowledge to build authentic connections with Muslim women, reaching out to them in a sensitive, effective way.In this practical and very personal book, Joy shares not only her insights into befriending Muslim women, but many helpful stories from her own experiences. Her goal is to help readers "move from fear to love and compassion" so that they, too, can love as Christ does. Woman to Woman is essential reading for Christian leaders, ministries, and any layperson who wants to grow in love for and understanding of Muslims.
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ISBN: 0800794834
ISBN13: 978-0800794835
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Joy Loewen
Language: English
Publisher: Chosen Books; 1 edition (January 1, 2010)
Pages: 208 pages
ePUB size: 1556 kb
FB2 size: 1387 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 586
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This is a simple, well-written book explaining one woman's experiences in meeting many Muslims while living in North America. The author grew up in the Middle East and has an obvious desire to be a friend to Muslims. As a result, when she returned to Canada, she sought to befriend Muslim women. Although the book is only 200 pages long, it is clear that Joy Loewen has a wealth of experience in interacting with Muslims.

The honesty of the author really impressed me. On page 53 she relates a mistake she made regarding Ramadan. "I joked that Muslims fast during the day and party at night. Manal was offended by my joking attitude. She felt I was being disrespectful and no longer felt at home with me. That was the last time I saw Manal. I have made numerous mistakes like that and regretted them later."

Another powerful message that comes through is how slowly and gently Joy Loewen approaches Muslim women. This seems to be an important key in establishing the relationships that most Muslims living North America would like to have, but are too fearful to initiate.

For most Muslim women living in America, their lives seem to be characterized by loneliness, overprotection and misconceptions about Christians. Overall, this book offers tremendous encouragement for anyone willing to put in the effort to seek to establish a friendship with a Muslim. It also displays the value of listening and being a friend first. Then, later one can share the wonderful news that Jesus loves them and wants to establish a relationship with them, including all that entails.
The book was very easy to read and kept me interested from beginning to end. Nice peek into Muslim culture and how to extend the wonderful love and hope found only in Jesus. It reminded me that our "job" is to love Jesus and love people. We can share in a genuine way and overcome our fears and prejudices.
Due to the conflict in the world, this is an excellent book to bring understanding and insight in how to discuss and share faith. Muslim women are hungry for a world that touches with love since they are in an environment with conflict and harshness continually.
This was the best book to read for this particular subject for both men and women. It was so personally presented and informative. loved it!
I thought it was a good book to both inspire woman and show them how to witness to the Moslem women.. which is a must.
Joy Loewen loves Jesus Christ and Muslim women, and communicates that love to her readers. One comes away from the reading less apprehensive about befriending a Muslim woman and more eager to express love that will draw her to a truthful knowledge of Christ.
Great, easy read. It is all about relationship. This book is focused on being friends with Muslim women, but the principles really do apply across the board. We all want to be understood, supported, and loved. We really do have the best example to follow and this book applies that specifically to women.
We gave this to a friend who works closely with Muslim woman. She found it to be very helpful in reaching them with the truth. These woman are in spiritual bondage and darkness.