In the Shadow of the Shahs
Finding Unexpected Grace
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“This is a beautifully written autobiography of a remarkable life. Farifteh Robb brilliantly tells her journey of faith and love across two cultures. I found it captivating and could not put it down.” John Clark, Chairman of the Friends of the Diocese of Iran
Have you ever wondered what it is like to survive a revolution? To be a religious convert, adopting a different nationality and starting afresh in a new discipline? To fall deeply in love, despite the obstacles to a burgeoning relationship?
All of these things, and more, happened to Farifteh Robb. This is the fascinating and moving story of a woman’s journey between two cultures – her Persian Muslim heritage and her Christian life in Scotland. It describes the challenges she faced in an Iran torn apart by political turmoil, and in her new life in the UK.
Written with passion, candid reflection, and a gentle wit, this is the story of a life lived in faith in a multicultural world.
Reviews for In the Shadow of the Shahs
"In the Shadow of the Shahs: Finding Unexpected Grace is an honest and vivid account of one woman’s faith journey through challenging times. At turns both funny and moving, the book includes some delightful vignettes of an unusual life in Iran. It contains some surprising twists and turns and provides insights which will appeal to anyone interested in exploring conversion and faith through the lenses of culture, identity and personal roots. I so appreciated reading this book." Rt. Rev.Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Loughborough
“An honest and vivid account of one woman’s faith journey through challenging times. At turns both funny and moving, the book includes some delightful vignettes of an unusual life in Iran. It contains some surprising twists and turns and provides insights which will appeal to anyone interested in exploring conversion and faith through the lenses of culture, identity and personal roots. I so appreciated reading this book.” Rt Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Loughborough
“This account of conversion from a Muslim background to Christianity in the context of Iran is fascinating and the author has told her story in a clear and informative way. The whole story is beautifully told, and the book can therefore be thoroughly recommended as an example of a remarkable ‘Journey of Faith’ in the 20th and 21st centuries.” - Prof Hugh Goddard, Honorary Professorial Fellow, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, University of Edinburgh
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