Book Review: Miracle of Miracles by Mina Nevisa with Jim Croft. (Four Stars)


Book Review: Miracle of Miracles by Mina Nevisa with Jim Croft.

(Four Stars)

“At this juncture, I now realize the Holy Spirit was quickening my soul to be dissatisfied with Islam.”

The thrilling and alarming true story of an Iranian Muslim who converted to Christianity, was forced to flee her home, and continued true to her calling through twenty years of trials and opportunities in Western Europe and the United States of America.

“‘Joy, sorrow, wife, children and all of life are to be treasured as long as they do not trespass Islam and adherence to the sharia.’ (the rules and laws of Islam).” Nevisa’s father

Nevisa comes off as honest, straight-forward and incredibly naïve, as appropriate for the protected daughter of rich, influential parents anywhere in the world.

“It thin dawned on me that I had done something that was forbidden unless one’s life was at risk. I had stopped my prayers before they were complete.”

Needed another editing. Croft, who should be held responsible for the book’s literary shortcomings, should have invested in a bushel of commas. The Chapter One “Prologue” is a mistake. It robs the work of immediacy and suspense. Recommend readers read it last.

“None of us knows if we are truly forgiven and blessed by Allah. It is written that provided we are obedient to the Sharia, it is possible that Allah might have mercy upon us. We don’t even know where we will wind up in the afterlife. Besides, none of us have the right to question Allah and his Law,” Nevisa’s brother, “a teacher of Islamic law”

Helpful appendices on Islamic culture and Verses from the Koran.

“After your dismissal a read Don’t Keep Me Silent several times and was deeply touched by it. A battle with my intellect raged within me. However, I considered the miracles I had witnessed during your hospitalization and suddenly I began to see God in everything around me.” Dr. David, Nevisa’s physician.

Perspective: I have visited Saudi Arabia three times, including living there for two years in the 1980s (about the time she was in Iran converting) working daily with Saudi military personnel. My admittedly-outsider observations confirm Nevisa’s critique of Islam, though I also found as wide a variance of adherence to the tenets of Islam as among supposed Christians in the United States.

“In the Lord, trials often pave the way to great blessings. Just you wait and see that God has terrific plans for us.” Javid Nevisa, her husband