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4.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 5 4.52 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bilquis Sheikh Narrator: Lorna Raver Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781470804602
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How do I give myself to God completely? What happens when I do?

This is a book for everyone who has ever asked these questions.

I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in Pakistan who faced these questions at the crossroads of her life and found the astonishing answers. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down—and put her life in danger—as a series of strange dreams launched her on a quest that would forever consume her heart, mind, and soul.

Originally published in 1978, the book has sold 300,000 copies and is a classic in Muslim evangelism.

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Quotes & Awards

  • I Dared to Call Him Father is a fascinating autobiography that challenged me in my walk with God. How many of us would be true to our faith if we knew that embracing Christianity could be our death sentence?” 

    Mary Ann Littrell, Christian Librarian

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An iTunes Top Seller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 2/14/2014

    " I found this story fascinating, and still find myself thinking about it years later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 2/14/2014

    " A good follow up after reading Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia. Hope giving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lola4 | 2/11/2014

    " So real, so touching. Don't expect it to read like fiction because...it isn't. We hear that there are more Christians martyred every day in these times than were killed by Roman persecution. This book puts flesh and blood on the people who risk their lives and a shunning by everyone they hold dear in order to choose Christ. It's like walking in their shoes. Makes me appreciate the blessing of America and our marvelous Bill of Rights. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabriel-paul Israel | 2/1/2014

    " Sheikh's spirtual autobiography was encouraging to read. I've enjoyed reading her encounter with God as Father. I've found in my own life the courage to speak and breathe the name of God as Abba and have found the courage to share the importance of the name. The relationship expressed through my acknowledgement of Father God has provided me strength that I didn't know that I had, peace I thought I would never experience, and an identity far beyond what I thought was possible. Sheikh's journey into her Child of God-ness is refreshing and inspiring. She shares te experience of being in the warmth of the presence of God and feeling the separation from her Father. She returns to Him and as He always does He accepts her back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynnea | 1/23/2014

    " very interesting, inspiring, and even convicting at times "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sal | 1/2/2014

    " One of my all-time favourite books. An amazing account of how God so personally works in an individual's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Apryl Anderson | 1/1/2014

    " I really can't top the previous reviews here, except to add that I truly enjoyed that the voice in my head as I read was a lovely melodious and eloquent Pakistani woman. It's a sweetly exotic story for an audience who, most likely, never have or will experience extreme cultural upheaval, both spiritual and political. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zara | 12/31/2013

    " This was an absolutely awe inspiring book. It also is a life changing book. If you have no other book on your shelf, this is a must read and a must have. Can't recommend it highly enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail Nagy | 12/26/2013

    " Bilquis Sheikh "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 12/17/2013

    " Wow this book is incredible. Everyone needs to read this book!! Wow God is incredible and He loves to have relationships with us He is indeed our Father! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 12/11/2013

    " It's been several years since a book has impacted me as deeply as "I Dared to Call Him Father". Bilquis Sheikh's story has changed the very nature of my walk with God. I highly recommend this biography for anyone desiring to sense the presence of God in their daily life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ramona Stone | 9/19/2013

    " A must for any missionary. It helps people to get a grasp on what other cultures go through when they try to convert to Christianity. Gives a new appreciation for the religious freedom we have in America. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leandra | 8/12/2013

    " A good story. The "visions" seemed weird, but maybe just because I'm a skeptical Westerner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronda | 8/8/2013

    " Great insight into the culture of Pakistan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 7/17/2013

    " Such an inspiring true story of a womans journey. Worth reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 2/2/2013

    " Why does 5 stars have to have the word amazing in it? Anyhow, it WAS a good book. I read it to Greg while we drove to WI. We were both quite impressed with the fact that truth is there for anyone who is searching for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 12/21/2012

    " fantastic couldn't put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 12/10/2012

    " amazing testimony to the power of the Holy Spirit! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen L. | 9/13/2012

    " I remember reading this many years ago, maybe in 96 or 97 and loving it. I need to find this again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ibrahim | 8/31/2012

    " This book was the first biography given me, the first story I have ever heard on a Muslim converting to Christianity. Her story made me cry. She greatly impacted me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen Pike | 8/21/2012

    " Actually read this book while in an M country. Know of an M who came to the Father because of reading this book even though it was banned in the country. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ailin Jain | 5/13/2012

    " She dared to obey. She was brave enough to follow the path God chose for her. Through that path, she knew the Divine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Winona | 3/13/2012

    " I first found this book in a friend's bookshelf in November 2011 and it looked interesting. I was impressed by Bilquis and I enjoyed reading her experience the first time so made it my choice for our book club for April 2013. "

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About the Author

Bilquis Sheikh came from a family in Pakistan that held government power for seven hundred years. She was also the wife of a high-ranking government official in Pakistan. She gave her life to Jesus Christ in 1966. In 1972, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, she resettled in the United States, where she spoke widely and shared her faith with many. Years later she returned to Pakistan, where she died in 1997. She was given a Christian funeral.

About the Narrator

Lorna Raver, named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year, has received numerous Audie Award nominations and fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. An experienced stage actress, she has also guest-starred on many top television series and starred in director Sam Raimi’s film Drag Me to Hell. Her numerous audiobook credits include The Age of Innocence, Up from Orchard Street, The Lodger, Selected Readings from the Portable Dorothy Parker, and Diamond Ruby.