Great Books

If you’re interested in learning more about the culture, language or work among Muslims in Moscow, here are some great books we recommend. Click on the book title for more info.

(We provide the links to where you can buy the books only for your convenience. We don’t make any profits from these recommendations.)


The Sabres of Paradise by Lesley Blanch (relates to the North Caucasus peoples)

Hadji Murad by Leo Tolstoy (relates to the North Caucasus peoples)


The Unseen Face of Islam: Sharing the Gospel with Ordinary Muslims at Street Level by Bill Musk

Glad News! God Loves You, My Muslim Friend by Samy Tanagho

The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross: Insights from an Arab Christian by Nabeel Jabbour

Muslims, Christians, and Jesus: Gaining Understanding and Building Relationships by Carl Medearis

A Worldview Approach to Ministry Among Muslim Women by Cynthia Strong and Meg Page

Islam and Women

Daughters of Islam: Building Bridges with Muslim Women by Miriam Adeney

I Dared to Call Him Father: The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman’s Encounter with God by Bilquis Sheikh

Woman to Woman: Sharing Jesus with a Muslim Friend by Joy Loewen

Language Learning

Tajik: An Elementary Textbook  by Nasrullo Khojayori

Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook by Nigora Azimova

Other Great Missions Biographies/Autobiographies

Bruchko by Bruce Olson

Evidence Not Seen: A Woman’s Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II by Darlene Deibler Rose

The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun by Brother Yun

Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliott by Elizabeth Elliott

God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew with John and Elizabeth Sherrill

A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elizabeth Elliott

Mimosa: A True Story by Amy Carmichael

The Autobiography of George Muller by George Muller

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Dr. & Mrs. Howard Taylor

Gladys Aylward: The Little One by Gladys Aylward

Vanya by Myrna Grant

Let the Waters Roar!: Evangelists in the Gulag by Georgi Vins

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