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Story of Teenage Runaway’s Conversion from Islam to Christianity
Becomes 
New York Times Best-seller

Contact: Beverly Rykerd, Publicity Director
brykerd@penguinrandomhouse.com
(719) 268-1935    
                                                                  

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 10, 2015)— Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus by Rifqa Bary has landed at #9 on the New York Times  “Religion, Spirituality and Faith” Best-seller List for June 2015. Bary, who as a teenager made headlines in 2009 for running away from home in fear for her life after converting from Islam to Christianity, has chronicled her journey of faith that led to the high-profile, multi-state custody case in her memoir Hiding in the Light (WaterBrook Press, May 19, 2015).  

Since the book’s release Bary has appeared on such national programs as “Fox & Friends,” “Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro,” “The 700 Club,” “Sean Hannity Radio Show,” “Eric Metaxes Show” and dozens of others. 

Bary’s story of surviving an abusive home life and walking away from everything she knew in order to freely follow her Christian faith has struck a chord with readers and those who followed her story in the news. 

“I live today in spiritual freedom, able to worship Jesus without restraint or apology,” writes Bary. 

Now a 22-year-old college student, Bary is studying philosophy and politics with the hopes of pursuing a career as a lawyer and giving a voice to the voiceless and oppressed.  

For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com or www.rifqabary.org

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For more information on this release, please contact Beverly Rykerd at the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Publicity Office at 719-268-1935 or brykerd@penguinrandomhouse.com