One of the things that I enjoyed so much about reading Infidel was how well it’s written. It’s been translated into English from Dutch and Dutch isn’t even Ayaan Hirsi Ali‘s first language. Or second. Or third. I would recommend this book for many reasons. One of them being because although it is hard to sit back leisurely and read about Hirsi Ali’s life, the read in itself is incredibly enjoyable. Especially if you’re a literary nerd such as me.
One of the other reasons I recommend this book is because it makes one very aware of the Muslim culture throughout the world. Her explanations of Islam in Africa were incredibly enlightening and engaging for me. As I have been praying about where to travel to Africa this fall, I’ve felt my heart breaking for West Africa, which Islam is growing rampant in. Needless to say, I’ve been doing quite a bit of studying and praying. I would be lying if I told you that the idea of ministering to women in a closed, Muslim country doesn’t strike a bit of fear in me. But, ignoring the Lord’s calling on my life should (and does) instill a greater fear, so study I must. Hence this series.