Author Interview: Roy Oksnevad

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Author Interview

The Burden of Baggage: First Generation Issues in Coming to Christ

William Carey Publishers, 2019, 190 pages


Thorough in the research presented and knowledgeable of the history and culture of the Iranian people, Oksnevad presents an insightful look inside the community of  first generation believers from Muslims backgrounds. It is noteworthy to see portrayed how Iranian culture carries over into the church, impacting both its strengths and vulnerabilities. Many insights into internal struggles in Middle Eastern churches in general are gained through this focused study on Iranian believers. This is the only book I know that portrays the MBB community from the inside out based on in-depth interviews.

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