CHARGE (What is the author trying to say?): To explore the Islamic worldview of honor and shame and their vital functions in our perceptions of Muslim women.
FACTS: Muslims live in a shame/honor culture. It is necessary to understand this culture in order to talk to Muslims about Christianity. Through brief glimpses into the lives of Muslim women, the author shows the influence they feel from their culture. The author also includes much of her personal memoir as well as Bible teachings. All of the information is good, but the presentation appears haphazard and disjointed. It was very difficult to follow the author’s train of thought. A different organizational theme would have been helpful. There is also probably enough information here for separate volumes, as it was hard to follow in this format.
VERDICT (Was the author successful?): Hung jury. The information was good but the format needs to be revamped.