Friday, February 24, 2017

"Door to Freedom" by Jana Kelley (LitFuse Blog Tour)

My review...

This is the second book in Kelly’s series pertaining to the persecution and life of Sudanese Muslims. It also sheds a light on the struggles Christians face under Islamic law. This book is based on real-life events.

Americans Mia and Michael are learning to share their faith with those around them. Their family is in Sudan with the Kellar Hope Foundation, an organization which provides food, clothing, better health care, and education for refugees in Sudan.

Rania is the daughter of a wealthy Sudanese Arab who longs to know what happened to her sister Halimah. Rania’s father is working on an arranged marriage, as per custom. Before Halimah disappeared, she told Rania to read the book she’d left behind, which happened to be the Gospel of John. Rania’s eyes are opened to a whole new world, and she prays for peace … even if it means leaving Islam.

Both Mia and Rania will need to trust God in ways they never imagined. What plans does He have in store for their lives?

Kelley’s personal experience is evident in her latest book, which contains a life-changing message for the characters and reader. The cultural aspects are portrayed in a realistic and respectful manner. The book educates the reader on the Sudanese culture, which is likely unknown to many. A recap from book one is included, but a greater appreciation for the story will be gained by reading the books in order. The reader may walk away from this tome with a greater appreciation for things which are commonly taken for granted, such as daily freedoms, religion, and life choices. The ending paves the way for a possible, and hopeful, sequel.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy as part of the LitFuse blogger program. I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.

Author bio...

Author of the captivating novel Side by Side, Jana Kelley is a Texan who hardly ever lives in Texas. Raised in Southeast Asia, Jana developed a love for cross-cultural living early in life. Her love for writing came soon after. Jana returned to Texas to attend East Texas Baptist University. She and her husband married a month after she graduated, and by their second anniversary, they were living in a remote African town. After thirteen years living in Africa and the Middle East, Jana, her husband, and their three boys moved to Southeast Asia, where they currently live.


  1. Thanks so much for featuring Door to Freedom here on your blog today!

    1. You're welcome, Jana. I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. I'm crossing my fingers that a third one will soon follow :)