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Publisher's Summary

For the first time ever Tom Doyle, popular author and pastor to the unreached, is joined by his wife and ministry partner, JoAnn, to explore the incredible work of God in the hearts and lives of women in the Muslim world.

Despite enormous risks to themselves and their families, former Muslim women are now influencing their husbands and their children and bringing others to faith in Jesus Christ. No matter where they live, these women are the God-ordained spiritual gatekeepers of their families.

Tom and JoAnn Doyle have worked for 25 years in the Middle East and are master storytellers of the miraculous works of God happening in the Muslim world. With a clear call to action, they "sound the alarm" to the body of Christ, using inspirational stories straight out of the underground church - stories you don't get on the news.

The level of oppression that women face under Islam is unfathomable to many in non-Muslim nations. Life is often a string of abuses and near-enslavement under cultural norms that are anything but "normal" to the Western mind-set.

The Doyles believe that women are a major reason why more Muslims than ever before are coming to faith in Christ. Over the years they have discovered that once God sets a Muslim woman free, she becomes an unstoppable force for God. Women Who Risk takes listeners into the intimacy of Muslim homes in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and other hot spots to see the drama of Christ at work.

The stories of these women are both breathtaking and heart-rending. Living on the edge, these women spread the gospel without fear, and the victory of the gospel is thrilling for all to see. They are the new heroes of the Middle East.

©2021 Tom Doyle and JoAnn Doyle (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Critic Reviews

"Tom and JoAnn are a dynamic team in every way! Their love and passion for Jesus and for each other overflow into every life whom God places in their path. You, too, will be touched as you read the engaging stories of real-life women who are also bringing Christ's light into the dark world of Islam." (Mike and Cheri Fitzsimmons, founders, Morningstar Transformational Tours)

"As mentors and friends, no one has shown us more about how to love our Muslim neighbors than Tom and JoAnn Doyle. The true stories captured in these pages will inspire your faith and awaken your heart to the powerful move of God happening among women in the Middle East. Make no mistake, the church is alive and unstoppable!" (Bryson Vogeltanz, president and CEO, Partners International; and Emily Vogeltanz) 

"This book is a powerful portrait of spiritual heroism. Tom and JoAnn Doyle have woven together incredibly impacting true stories of women in the Middle East, women whose courageous walk of faith is a testament to the resurrection power of the Savior who has changed their lives. It also illustrates profoundly how Christ cares about women, and cares infinitely." (Craig Parshall, New York Times best-selling author and senior vice president, National Religious Broadcasters; and Janet Parshall, radio host, nationally syndicated In the Market

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  • Byron Jabara
  • 22-05-2021

man or women reader, this is amazing!

good thing it's an audio book, so I didn't have to put it down. It was so exciting that I could listen to it while doing my long runs. Its inspirational and makes you think differently of the women who live in Islam. My prayer life has changed too. I really couldn't recommend this enough. Don't think this is just a book for women either.

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  • E Jones
  • 24-08-2021

Wow!

This book is a compilation of several short stories. They are compelling and impressive!

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  • 18-08-2021

Fire for God!!!

Words cannot express how much these stories blessed me. Many times throughout the book I had to stop and pray, unable to hold back my tears for my sisters’ sufferings. I also wept with a burning desire to love and serve the Lord with such fervency, and thirst for his Word as they did. I was convicted for taking my freedom for granted and all that I had at my disposal here in the states. Praise God for taking the risk to record these precious testimonies…

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  • K Lee
  • 25-05-2021

Inspiring, encouraging, and convicting!

I love the Doyles' storytelling, and the stories were incredible! Already recommending this book to friends and family!

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  • MB
  • 19-05-2021

Fantastic!

This book had me captivated from the very first Chapter. Beautiful and inspiring, as well as educational.

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  • Kathryn D. Littleton
  • 15-05-2021

One of the best books I've ever read!

Life changing story if the power of Jesus! He is pursuing hearts more than we know. Jesus is faithful in His love for all people! I am praying for a bold faith!

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  • S. Banks
  • 14-05-2021

Convicted and Inspired

Women who risk became one of my favorite books. I couldn’t quit listening to the stunning recounts of visions, acceptance of Christ, their willingness to lay all on the line for Christ - now their first love. I couldn’t help but yearn even more deeply for their fervor to catch fire here in the west among Christians. I teach Bible studies where it would start off packed and midway through a series it would’ve dropped by 50%. Everyone always had something else more pressing to do. But these women risk their lives just to get to Bible studies. My heart applauds them on, while grieving for us and our apathy. God bless these MBBs. I will always be praying for them as a result of this book.

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  • Lisa Walker
  • 08-05-2021

Wow! What a book!!!!

Come hear of Jesus moving in the Middle East! He is gathering His bride and it is glorious!!!

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  • Andy in VB
  • 04-05-2021

Powerful and inspiring

Tom and JoAnn Doyle are an inspiration to those of us who want to reach the persecuted church and stand with them in their sufferings as they stand for Christ. You will be amazed and encouraged by the accounts of these who risk everything for the gospel.

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  • 05-04-2021

Eye opening

This books is well-worth the “read”. First, I enjoyed hearing the authors read their book because their passion and emotion is very clear. Second, the stories in this book are staggering, humbling, and inspiring.

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