I Dared to Call Him Father

  • by Bilquis Sheikh, Richard H. Schneider
  • Narrated by Lorna Raver
  • 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How do I give myself to God completely? What happens when I do?
This is a book for everyone who has ever asked these questions.
I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in Pakistan who faced these questions at the crossroads of her life and found the astonishing answers. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down - and put her life in danger - as a series of strange dreams launched her on a quest that would forever consume her heart, mind, and soul.
Originally published in 1978, the book has sold 300,000 copies and is a classic in Muslim evangelism.
Bilquis Sheikh came from a family in Pakistan that held government power for seven hundred years. She was also the wife of a high ranking government official in Pakistan. She gave her life to Jesus Christ in 1966. In 1972, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, she resettled in the United States, where she spoke widely and shared her faith with many. Years later she returned to Pakistan, where she died in 1997. She was given a Christian funeral.


What the Critics Say

I Dared to Call Him Father is a fascinating autobiography that challenged me in my walk with God. How many of us would be true to our faith if we knew that embracing Christianity could be our death sentence?” (Mary Ann Littrell, Christian Librarian)


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Customer Reviews

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The story of an intimate walk with the Lord

I really enjoyed this book. Hearing how the Lord drew Bilquis into moment by moment obedience was a wonderful reminder of the way the Lord works in our lives. The story also caused me to long for that time in my life when the Lord was so very near.Have you been lulled into spiritual contentment by the cares of the world? Bilquis' testimony will awaken a new desire for that fresh closeness we so often lose over time. Her story, however, tells the tale of a life that only drew closer to Him as the years passed. It is also a story of the faithfulness of God to reach those who long to know the truth.
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- Pamela

Very Touched & Inspired by this Woman's Life

What made the experience of listening to I Dared to Call Him Father the most enjoyable?

Hearing about how Jesus touched her life in the midst of a Muslim culture.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I Dared to Call Him Father?

When she has a dream and in the dream she is having supper with Jesus.

Have you listened to any of Lorna Raver’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When God through this woman used her to bring comfort to those who had ostracized her.

Any additional comments?

This is a very wonderful, touching and inspiring story of how one woman, in the midst of a Muslim culture in Pakistan, gave her life to Jesus, and the wonderful things that happened as a result. An absolutely beautiful life story, I enjoyed it very much.

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- jbeauty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.