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When all was quiet, she locked the front door, picked up a stout stick, and woke Mamane. With a steely, even voice, she said, “One of three things is going to happen tonight. Either I’ll kill you and have to go to prison on account of you, or I’ll leave home for good to avoid shame from my friends, or you’ll stop being a Christian and we’ll live in peace again!” She held the stick above her head and prepared to swing.

Torn between his desire to please his family and his belief in Christ, a Fulani youth has to make a choice. Does he understand the impact it will have on his relationships, his community, his future? Will he be able to hold on while others try to make him let go?

The story of Mamane is really a story about the love and power of God. It is about what can happen when people begin to hear the good news of Jesus Christ and respond to it by faith.

Based on a true story, Mamane’s Journey gives a first-hand perspective on the value of Christian missions today. Pencil sketches by Tabitha Eckert add cultural insight to Mamane’s unique world.

Mamane's Journey: An African Muslim Youth Learns of Christ

  • Eckert, Sue

  • Illustrated by Tabitha Ecker
    Publisher Master Design, 2007
    ISBN 1930285396, 9781930285392
    Length 56 pages
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