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Friday, April 19, 2019

On Point of View today, our guests are Heather Mercer, Dr. Terry Mortenson, and Nonie Darwish.

Heather Mercer is the founder and president of Global Hope. Heather talks about her time in Kabul and shares her testimony. She speaks about ISIS. She will tell us about Global Hope, whose mission it is to build bridges for meaningful relationships with the Muslim community.

Dr. Terry Mortenson is an historian of Geology, a theologian, author, and researcher. He will tell us more about his book, Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth about Man’s Origin. 

Finally, Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian-American, former-Muslim human rights activist tells us more about her book, Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values.

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Kerby Anderson
Kerby Anderson
Host, Point of View Radio Talk Show

Kerby Anderson is the President of Probe Ministries and host of Point of View Radio Talk Show. He holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He also serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and has spoken on dozens of university campuses including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Colorado…

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Heather Mercer
Heather Mercer
Founder & President - Global Hope
Heather is the founder and president of Global Hope. A native of Virgina, Heather is a graduate from Baylor University with a degree in Education. In 2001, after her graduation, Heather traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan to work and spread the Gospel. On August 3, 2001, Mercer, along with five other women and two men, was arrested by the Taliban for spreading the Gospel, a capital crime in Afghanistan. After September 11, 2001, she and the others were put on trial. Some were sentenced to death. She was held captive by the Taliban for 105 days until the Northern Alliance Force came to her rescue on November 15, 2001. Through projects that tangibly express the love and hope of Jesus Christ, Global Hope builds bridges for meaningful relationships with the Muslim community. Currently Global Hope is involved in two such projects in the nation of Iraq.

Hagar House is the only aftercare program in Iraq for abused women. They are focused on a multi-phase restoration process that includes: counseling, spiritual development, life skills, education and job training, employment and independence. Freedom Center is a community center that includes coffee house and internet cafes, English language school, Leadership Institute and Library, Business and Copy Center, Women’s Training Class, Park and Playground, and Recreational and Sports Facility. The Freedom Center will serve about 500 people a day who will experience the love of Jesus Christ.
A Hostage Stint Turned into Global Hope

On 9/11, American missionary Heather Mercer was 6,700 miles away from New York City, behind bars in a Kabul, Afghanistan, prison awaiting trial. Weeks earlier in August 2001, the Taliban arrested Mercer and her close …

terry-mortonsen
Dr. Terry Mortenson
Theologian | Author | Researcher - Answers in Genesis
Dr. Terry Mortenson earned an MDiv (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and a PhD in history of geology (Coventry University) and has lectured on the creation-evolution controversy in 25 countries since the late 1970s. Before joining AiG, he served for 26 years in university campus ministry in the US and Eastern Europe with Campus Crusade for Christ and has written many articles and books, including The Great Turning Point and Coming to Grips with Genesis.
Searching for Adam: Genesis and the Truth about Man's Origin
You can believe with great intellectual integrity what the Bible says about Adam and the origin and history of man.

THOUGH there are a growing number of books out on Adam, this one is unique with its multi-author combination of biblical, historical, theological, scientific, archaeological, and ethical arguments in support of believing in a literal Adam and the Fall. A growing number of professing evangelical leaders and scholars are doubting or denying a literal Adam and a literal Fall, which thereby undermines the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Last Adam, who came to undo the damaging consequences of Adam’s sin and restore us to a right relationship with our Creator. This book will increase your confidence in the truth of Genesis 1–11 and the gospel.
Nonie Darwish Show Page
Nonie Darwish
Author
Nonie Darwish is an American human rights activist, writer, public speaker and founder of Arabs For Israel. She is the author of the book Now they Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror. Her second book is Cruel And Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law. Her speech topics cover human rights, with an emphasis on women’s’ rights and minority rights in the Middle East.

Born in Egypt, Darwish is the daughter of an Egyptian Army Lieutenant General, who, when assassinated by the Israeli army in 1956, was called a “shahid” by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, although Darwish blames “the Middle Eastern Islamic culture and the propaganda of hatred taught to children from birth” for the assassination. In 1978, she moved with her husband to the United States, and converted to Christianity there. After September 11, 2001 she has written on Islam-related topics.
Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values
Western countries are ignorant of true Islamic values, says Nonie Darwish. Darwish is an Egyptian-American, former-Muslim human rights activist who is frustrated with mainstream America's talk of tolerance and assimilation. In Wholly Different, Darwish sets non-Muslims straight about tenets of Islam that are incompatible with free society.

For the first time, Darwish tells the whole story of her personal break with Islam, starting with the brutal physical violence and rigid class system she witnessed and culminating with the spine-tingling visit she received from President Nasser after her father, fedayeen commander Mustafa Hayez, was assassinated by Israeli Defense Forces. She lays out the "seventh-century values" of Islam that religious extremists are so intent on protecting through global warfare—values that set Islam apart from the other Abrahamic religions.
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