Mercy Triumphs, by Jana Kelley {Book Review}

About Mercy Triumphs:

Three women. Three impossible circumstances. One merciful God.

Mia, an American Christian, has lived in Sudan so long that persecution, harassment, and danger have become commonplace for her. Her tough outer shell threatens to harden her heart while her newly Christian friends, Halimah and Rania, former Muslims, are forced to live in exile outside Sudan. All three quickly discover that escaping danger in one place only means facing even greater challenges elsewhere. As God’s mercy becomes evident in their lives, they must choose whether or not to offer mercy to those who don’t deserve it.

Third in a trilogy, Mercy Triumphs opens the reader’s eyes to modern-day persecution and the life of Muslims in Sudan. Based on real-life events, Mercy Triumphs reveals some of the struggles Christians face when living under Islamic law. The reader will be inspired to pray for new believers, those who are persecuted for their faith, and even for the salvation of the persecutors.

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My Review:

Two thumbs up to Jana Kelley’s Mercy Triumphs. Engaging and approachable characters made me feel present in their stories. I ached with their pain and rejoiced with them in God’s provision.

Kelley’s missionary characters seemed surprisingly normal. It’s so easy to think that a missionary is more “spiritual” (or that I am less so, because I’m not on the mission field and maybe I should be?!) — but her book reminded me that they aren’t that different from me, nor are the people they work alongside and minister to. We’re all just people, folks.

I occasionally struggled keeping the multiple storylines straight, but never so much that I couldn’t catch up quickly. Quelle surprise, I haven’t read the first two books in the series — but only because they weren’t available at the library! Mercy Triumphs shares enough that I didn’t feel like I missed out on key plot points. I plan to read the earlier ones when I can procure copies.

I received a free copy of the ebook from Litfuse Publicity Group. All opinions are my own.

About the author:


Author of the captivating novel “Side by Side,” Jana Kelley is a Texan who hardly ever lives in Texas. Raised in Southeast Asia, Jana developed a love for cross-cultural living early in life. Her love for writing came soon after. Jana returned to Texas to attend East Texas Baptist University. She and her husband married a month after she graduated, and by their second anniversary, they were living in a remote African town. After 13 years living in Africa and the Middle East, Jana, her husband, and their three boys moved to Southeast Asia where they currently live.

Find out more about Jana at http://www.janakelley.com.

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