Published on May 23rd, 2013
In many Muslim countries, it’s not easy to share the good news of Jesus with others.
With the help of The Voice of the Martyrs, Christians in one Muslim land have set up a bookstore that offers Christian books to sell, and sometimes to give away free. VOM recently received the following report about the bookstore from a VOM contact.
“Muslims are usually very suspicious when they pass by the bookstore, but many come in. The Muslims usually think that Christians are against them, because they are against Christians.
“We make sure that we welcome any of them who enter, and we try to help them as much as we can. When they see the bookstore workers welcoming them and giving them a cup of water, they usually feel safe and start to ask questions about Christianity.
“These are some of the comments we have received from visitors to the bookstore:
- ”I am sure that you are not after money because I have seen you give Christian materials to Muslims for free. You care for souls, not money.”
- ”I feel that your bookstore is a peaceful area. Anyone who comes here can feel it even if he is not a Christian.”
(Some of the quotes and stories on this website have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.)
To Think About
- How do the workers at the bookstore help customers feel comfortable enough to talk about Christianity?
- Can you donate a Christian book or DVD to a public library?