Woman to Woman by Joy Loewen '73
- May 18, 2014
Like many women in the Church, Joy Loewen didn't fully understand Muslim women or their roles in the Muslim culture and religion. In fact, she was afraid of them and not particularly interested in befriending them. But with prayer, wisdom, and a lot of love, Joy overcame these obstacles, found that she actually liked them, and that many of these women are irresistibly attracted to the love of Jesus. For the last thirty years she has used this knowledge to build authentic connections with Muslim women, reaching out to them in a sensitive, effective way.
In this practical and very personal book, Joy shares not only her insights into befriending Muslim women, but many helpful stories from her own experiences. Her goal is to help readers "move from fear to love and compassion" so that they, too, can love as Christ does. Woman to Woman is essential reading for Christian leaders, ministries, and any layperson who wants to grow in love for and understanding of Muslims.
About the Author
Joy Loewen '73 was born in Yemen and grew up within an American missionary family. She spent most of her childhood in Somalia where her family also lived as missionaries. She met her husband Ed while at Moody Bible Institute and graduated in 1973. Ed and Joy spent ten years in Pakistan with the organization, Pioneers, at a mission hospital. They then returned to Canada where they have ministered among Muslims for the past twenty five years. Joy's blog to help equip Christian women to reach out to Muslims can be found at http://joyloewen.blogspot.com Ed and Joy have two adult married children and six grandchildren and currently reside in Canada.