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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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

Awesome! Highly Recommend!!!

I stumbled across this book by accident and put it on my wish list because I like Lorna Raver's narration so much.

Once I began to listen to it, I just could not stop. The story is told in clear and simple terms and yet is so very moving and touching.

Bilquis Sheikh manages to reveal many of the mysteries of the Muslim mindset which before escaped me ( a westerner) completely.

She has an unusual story and I loved every minute of it. (And I don't want to spoil it for others.)

I've listened to it at least three times now and will continue to recommend it to friends and family and any others who will listen to me.

Even if you just read this for curiosity's sake, get it and read it. Maybe, like Bilquis, you will find your life equally changed and enriched by the source of her joy.

Raver is the perfect narrator for this story and as usual she does a superb job!
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- Susan

Book Details

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