What would you do if Jesus appeared to you in a dream? What if He came to you in a vision and told you to follow Him? What if these visions continued for over thirty days? would you believe? Would you put your trust in him? Would you devote your life to him?
Would you if you were Muslim?
Pastor Tom Doyle has spent eleven years as a full-time missionary in the Middle East and Central Asia, spreading the word of Jesus Christ. Throughout his journey he has encountered a staggering number of Muslims who were first introduced to Jesus through a vision or dream so powerful that they eventually turned from their lifelong religion of Islam and embraced Christ as their Savior. Despite living in a culture where converting to Christianity can result in execution, these former Muslims have found hope, peace, and inspiration that comes from knowing Christ. Their stories will amaze you. Jesus is reaching out to the Muslims and they are responding. Did you know that Iran has the fastest growing church in the world?
Dreams and Visions is a remarkable collection of stories directly from the world of Islam. Doyle not only relates these stories, but also addresses the questions: Why would God use dreams to reach the Muslim world? Can dreams be trusted? What happens after these dreams or visions occur?
Travel to the heart of the Middle East to meet new believers who have truly been touched by Jesus in the most miraculous way, through their nightly dreams.
|Contributor(s)||Tom Doyle , Greg Webster|
|About the Contributor(s)||Tom Doyle
Tom Doyle pastored churches in Colorado and Texas before launching into ministry in the volatile Middle East. He is the Vice President and Middle East Director for e3 Partners, a global church planting ministry. Tom is passionate about the region and is considered a Middle East expert. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs and also leads Bible tours in Israel, Egypt, and throughout the Middle East. Tom is the author of 7 books including Dreams and Visions-Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World? He and his wife JoAnn have six children and four grandchildren.
|Release Date||Sep 4, 2012|
- Review by Nellie Dee
When the book arrived, I was drawn in by the cover. What a perfect picture of a Muslim woman walking through a dark tunnel toward the bright light at the end. I also loved the velvet fabric-like cover. It was a pleasure just to hold this book in my hands.
I was not disappointed. This is a book documenting the movement of God to reach Muslims by personal encounters through visions and dreams. The author shared stories about real people that he personally knows or are known by his family, so they were all verified experiences. This is happening all over the Muslim world and is not just an isolated incident.
The author tackled the difficult subject of American believers' prejudices and fears. He reaffirmed that the term christian is not what we should call ourselves, but rather followers or disciples of Jesus. The term christian is too loose and too often brings up wrong ideas and impressions. Remember the Crusades? If not, we have our own form of crusaders today who march with hate signs at abortion clinics and gay pride parades.
This book was so encouraging on several levels:
•This book allowed me a type of connection by being able to pray for real people from the book.
•It blessed me to know that there are exciting things happening to increase God's Kingdom every day.
•It encouraged me to realize that God still works the same today as He did way back when and with just as much passion and drama.
•This book also challenged me to want to be more courageous: When a Muslim becomes a follower of Christ, he knows it may mean his life.
•It encouraged me to remain open to and look for opportunities to share with my neighbors.
•It blessed me to realize that there is a great awakening and revival on a global level. The best part is that it's still done in the same way, by bearing love and peace.
This book encourages all believers to be the feet and arms (of Jesus) to bring that peace and love to our foreign neighbors.
(Posted on 10/15/2012)