“But for you who fear my name… ye shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.” Malachi 4:2.
The Torn Veil is the biography of Gulshan Esther, a Muslim girl with a severe disability who was saved by God. She was a crippled child who was taken to Mecca, the most sacred place of the Muslims, in the hope that there she would be healed. However, she returned still crippled, to lead the life of an invalid, waited on by maidservants hand and foot in her wealthy father’s house.
After her father’s death a few years later, she felt sad and extremely empty inside. She started to look for comfort in the Quran, daily reading it with devout care. She started to notice the way the book spoke of Jesus. Her reading led her to pray to him for healing. One night, she had a vision in which Jesus not only appeared to her but healed her from her lifelong disability, and told her to be his witness.
Her very orthodox Muslim family did not like to hear her testify that she had been healed by Jesus. Within a month, she left home practically penniless. She went through many trying situations, including being put in prison and threatened with death twice. Yet she still had courage and trusted in God.
She found all houses closed to her, and employment also became difficult. Her one sympathetic sister who had become a believer in Jesus herself and been baptized was only too happy to offer her shelter. However, her brother-in-law was not willing to allow it. Finally she went far away from home to witness to people about her miraculous healing by Jesus. This led to her going to England where she afterwards traveled widely, witnessing to the people there.
This book is captivating in its simple style and clarity of truth. It shows how trusting in God can change a person even to the point of defying all doubt and fear. I was hooked from the first page. Read it and you will agree!