Against the Grain by Khalad Hussain is the faith story of a Pakistani young man who moves to the UK at a young age. To describe it as a journey ‘From Islam to Christ’ will be to draw attention to only one aspect, albeit a major one. The book also helps us to understand post-war Pakistani migration into the UK, how God sees oppressed communities such as this and the role of Christians in a globalised context. The book is relevant to anyone who is called to share the gospel to those of other faiths and none. According to the cross-cultural mission organisation, Interserve, the book “will become an essential and contemporary read for all who are interested in cross-cultural integration”. Its National Director Steve Bell had this to say when previewing the manuscript: “It is crucial to judge this book by its cover. It goes against the grain because there are few Pakistanis who can articulate the issues this well when it comes to being abruptly uprooted from one culture only to ‘make-a-go-of-it’ in another.” Jill Garrett, Board Member Open Doors USA has said: “I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who is keen to rise to the challenge of sharing Jesus in a multicultural Britain.” The book is available in paperback and ebook formats from Amazon. It is also available from Kitab, Interserve’s book ministry, and from South Asian Concern.
Against the Grain