If you would like to read a book that is life changing, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Face to Face with Jesus: A Former Muslim's Extraordinary Journey to Heaven and Encounter with the God of Love by Samaa Habib and Bodie Thoene.
The first chapter of the book is called "Explosion." From the back cover of the book: "It starts as a story ripped from the headlines of the war-torn Middle East. An extremist faction of Islam bombs a church during a service. The one door in the back isn't big enough for five hundred people trying to escape. Some are killed. But after the chaos and fire and smoke, one young woman comes back to life."
Before we see Samaa come back to life, the chapters that follow tell Samaa's life story and how she came to convert to Christianity. Throughout the book, Samaa is full of hope and overflowing with Jesus' love. She thirsts for more of Jesus' word, and she shares the gospel with her family and friends despite the chance of persecution from the Muslim culture.
This is an amazing, amazing book, and I cannot recommend it enough. Samaa's faith in God is extremely encouraging to me. I definitely agree with Joel Richardson, New York Times bestselling author and teacher, when he said, "One of the most powerful testimonies to the reality and faithfulness that I have ever read. You cannot come away from reading this book without being awed." If you are ready to be inspired to go deeper in your walk with Christ, I encourage you to read this book.
*I received this book from Chosen Books, A Division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for an honest review.*