About "Mercy Triumphs":
Three women. Three impossible circumstances. One merciful God.
Mia, an American Christian, has lived in Sudan so long that persecution, harassment, and danger have become commonplace for her. Her tough outer shell threatens to harden her heart while her newly Christian friends, Halimah and Rania, former Muslims, are forced to live in exile outside Sudan. All three quickly discover that escaping danger in one place only means facing even greater challenges elsewhere. As God's mercy becomes evident in their lives, they must choose whether or not to offer mercy to those who don't deserve it.
Third in a trilogy, Mercy Triumphs opens the reader's eyes to modern-day persecution and the life of Muslims in Sudan. Based on real-life events,
Mercy Triumphs reveals some of the struggles Christians face when living under Islamic law. The reader will be inspired to pray for new believers, those who are persecuted for their faith, and even for the salvation of the persecutors.
*Spoiler alert* In this third and final book of the Side By Side series Halimah finds herself very lonely without her sister Rania. Once she discovers that Rania is living with some relatives in Dubai she decides to reunite with her. Unfortunately, the sisters learn that their relatives are planning on re-connecting them with their parents. Fearing for their safety they decide they must leave. Meanwhile Mia and her family have been told they have to leave Sudan for good. Once they are back in the states Mia has a hard time acclimating herself to her old life. She eventually comes to realize that God is the one in control and she is exactly where he wants her to be. When the sisters need a place to go, Keller Hope is able to bring them to the states with Mia and Michael.
This series has kept me captivated from the first book "Side By Side" through the second "Door To Freedom", and then in "Mercy Triumphs" because they have made me realize that I am a lot like Mia. I want to do God's will but sometimes I just don't understand how things are going to end up so I might get a little worked up in my attempt to control things. I have truly enjoyed learning a bit about Sudanese culture. While this book is part of a series it can be read separately, but I highly recommend reading all three so you can get to know all the main characters. Jana gave me a better understanding of Sudanese culture and how women are treated.
About Jana Kelley:
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 college. She and her husband married a month after she graduated and by their second anniversary, they were living in a remote African town. Together with her husband and three boys, Jana enjoys travel and overseas living. After thirteen years in Africa and the Middle East, Jana and her family moved to Southeast Asia where they currently live. Connect with Jana on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.