Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Review: Which None Can Shut by Reema Goode

Reema Goode is the pseudonym of an active missionary inside the Middle East, and Which None Can Shut is a collection of testimonies of God's heart and faithfulness towards those who have never heard the gospel and are branded with the untouchability of Islam. This book is a struggle to review because its sincerity, passion and blessedness are difficult to analyze. It is not spectacularly well written. It is not theologically brilliant. It does not come forward with a new revelation regarding scripture. It quite simply tells the story of what God has done and reveals His heart for the Muslim world. By doing so it fills a desperate need.

Goode’s witness to the miraculous work of God within the Muslim culture gives great hope to those of us who are involved in Muslim ministry and more importantly reminds us of God’s saving power. Modern methodologies for Muslim ministry document the difficulty of bringing the gospel to those so indoctrinated against it, but Which None Can Shut is a poignant reminder that we are not dealing in methodologies, but in the power of God. Reema Goode’s story is a revelation of how God himself moves to save and how it’s His pleasure to use us and move us as He moves to draw all people to himself.

I recommend this book without reserve. It will stir you, it will break you, it will bring you to a place of hunger to see God work. It may disturb your conscience; it may stretch your theology; it may bring you to a place of desperation. It agonized my own heart as I yearn that I might see God work in such a way in my community and in the ministry I share. God is moving in this generation and amongst the Muslim people, and I don't want to miss the opportunity He has given. 

Reema Goode’s testimony is an anointed word of hope to this generation and an indicator of the mighty move of God the future will reveal in the Middle East and in Muslim culture around the world.

I received a review copy of this book through Tyndale Blog Network. I was not obligated to give a positive review, only an honest review.

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