Mosab Hassan Yousef
SaltRiver (Tyndale House), 265 Pages, Hardcover, $26.99
As the jacket states, this New York Times best seller is “a gripping account of terror, betrayal, political intrigue, and unthinkable choices. . . . Before the age of twenty-one, Mosab Hassan Yousef saw things no one should ever see: abject poverty, abuse of power, torture, and death.” Yousef’s father was a founding leader of Hamas, by now a name familiar to most of us as a deadly terrorist organization responsible for countless attacks against Israel, including suicide bombings.
Any reviewer of this book would love to let readers know how Mosab came to leave this life, how he supplied intelligence for Israel, how he came to know Jesus as his Savior and abandon his Muslim background, and how he has endured subsequent struggles and dangers, including the delayed granting of much-needed asylum in the U.S. But readers need to be given the opportunity to discover these events themselves by reading what is, in the words of David Asman of Fox Business Network’s America’s Nightly Scoreboard, “one of the most extraordinary spy stories in history.”