In Woman to Woman, Joy Loewen encourages Christian women to put away fear and reach out to Muslim women. Born in Yemen and a missionary for 10 years in Pakistan, this author has acquainted herself with Muslim culture and the role of women in Muslim society. In this personal and practical book, Joy shares stories from her own experiences and insights regarding befriending Muslim women. This is essential reading for lay women, ministry leaders, and pastors. Paperback.
Like many women in the Church, Joy Loewen didn't fully understand Muslim women or their roles in the Muslim culture and religion. In fact, she was afraid of them and not particularly interested in befriending them. But with prayer, wisdom, and a lot of love, Joy overcame these obstacles, found that she actually liked them, and that many of these women are irresistibly attracted to the love of Jesus. For the last thirty years she has used this knowledge to build authentic connections with Muslim women, reaching out to them in a sensitive, effective way.
In this practical and very personal book, Joy shares not only her insights into befriending Muslim women, but many helpful stories from her own experiences. Her goal is to help readers "move from fear to love and compassion" so that they, too, can love as Christ does. Woman to Woman is essential reading for Christian leaders, ministries, and any layperson who wants to grow in love for and understanding of Muslims.
Joy Loewen works with a parachurch mission organization that reaches out to Muslims. The daughter of missionary parents, she has lived in Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, the U.S., and Canada, and has spent 30 years in Muslim ministry. Joy speaks regularly on outreach to Muslim women at churches, seminars, mission festivals, and women's events. She and her husband have two grown children and live in Canada.