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In the Land of Blue Burqas
In the Land of Blue Burqas
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The author speaks the local language and has interviewed and conversed with hundreds of Afghans, both men and women. She listened to their stories and lived among them. And in the midst of all of that, she found Kingdom responses to the beliefs Afghani Muslims hold to be true.

Riveting and fast paced, In the Land of Blue Burqas depicts sharing the love and truth of Christ with women living in Afghanistan which has been called "the world's most dangerous country in which to be born a woman." These stories are honest and true. The harsh reality of their lives is not sugar-coated and that adds to the impact of the book. Through storytelling the author shows how people who don't know Christ come to see Him, His truth and His beauty. The stories provide insight into how a Jesus-follower brought Jesus' teachings of the Kingdom of God to Afghanistan. They reveal the splendor of Christ, the desire of human hearts, and that precious instance where the two meet.

This is a collection of vignettes tethered together by the real danger that muslim women face in Afghanistan. These are firsthand accounts from the authors experience drawn from living among these women. The reader will see just how revolutionary Christ's message is today, and how radical it was during Christ's lifetime - the present day Afghan cultural attitudes are not unlike they were 2000 years ago.  All of the names of those involved - including Kate's - plus the locations have been changed to protect the participants. Just take a few minutes and read the opening pages. You'll be hooked.
ISBN: 978-0-8024-0814-3
Publish date: April, 2012
Page Count: 320
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback
Weight: .87 LBS
Case Quantity: 36
About Ms. Kate McCord
KATE MCCORD lived and worked in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2010. During her years in country, she worked as a humanitarian aid worker, delivering projects to benefit the people of Afghanistan. She also learned the local language and developed deep and lasting friendships with local Afghans. After a evacuating from her home in Afghanistan, Ms. McCord transitioned into a mentoring, training, consulting and coaching role to other workers serving in the region.Prior to moving to Afghanistan, Ms. McCord worked in the international corporate community as a business process and strategy consultant.Currently, Ms. McCord serves the Christ through writing, speaking, mentoring and conducting workshops and seminars. She is the author of In the Land of Blue Burqas published by Moody Publishers in 2011.

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Through many conversations and stories, Kate McCord investigates the Muslim world around her. I was constantly amazed at the frankness of McCord’s conversations about her Christian faith with Afghans. McCord challenges me to love those who are different from me. To not be timid to discuss our differences and to seek to understand another point of view, even if it’s radically different than my own, and to do so with respect and love. http://ungrind.org/2013/in-the-land-of-blue-burqas-a-review/
by Danielle Ayers Jones on 6/18/2013
Kate writes in a simple, easy to follow, heartfelt style, giving great insight into a little-understood world. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in knowing more about Afghani women and the role fundamental Islamic beliefs play in their daily lives. http://booksmusicandlife.blogspot.com/2013/01/in-land-of-blue-burqas.html
by Carole on 1/11/2013
Blue Burqas is partly a comparison between Christianity & Islam, partly a study of the Afgan culture & partly a call to love our neighbor (& our perceived enemy). The narrative is well written, so that the reader is engrossed in the neighborhood encounters while also learning about the vast differences from our religion & life. Hear her interview on Midday Connection ( www.moodyradio.org/brd_ProgramDetail.aspx?id=91944). http://jamesmirror.com/2013/01/08/in-the-land-of-blue-burqas-book-review/
by James’ Mirror on 1/11/2013
We are taken on a striking journey into the aouli—the domain of the Afghan family compound—by a remarkable Christian woman. Conversations about marriage, family, and children eventually opened opportunities for conversations of profound spiritual importance. In gentle and respectful ways, McCord repeatedly responds to difficult questions and direct challenges with simple answers. http://thegospelcoalition.org/book-reviews/review/in_the_land_of_blue_burqas
by Keith Pavlischek on 10/9/2012
Beautiful book!! Not only a riveting story, but also a insightful model of dialectical apologetics as well as a practical curriculum for Christlikeness--in the most inhospitable environment. May God continue to bless you, Kate.
by Margaret on 6/7/2012
Her methods of presenting Christian truths can be a model for all followers of Christ—using intelligent examples with a friendly manner to compare Islamic beliefs and Christianity. This is a valuable resource to understand both the goodness and the threats of Islam and to know effective way to converse with Muslims. The book is also an interesting, well-written account of lives in this far-away country. http://geniwhite.typepad.com/
by Genie on 4/10/2012

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