Jumping through Fires: The Gripping Story of One Man's Escape from Revolution to Redemption

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Religion has left an undeniable mark in our world. Some see it as the answer to every problem, while others see it as the problem itself. Simply put, religion is the single greatest force in history. But in a much more intimate sense, what does religion mean to one life?

In this honest, suspenseful, and moving memoir, author David Nasser tells of a life filled with heartbreak and healing. Forced to escape from a country gripped in a religious revolution, David and his family run for their lives in an attempt to find refuge. Through the lens of a terrified boy we see the destructive power of religion and the pull of peer pressure as he tries to fit into a new culture.

Nasser's raw and transparent account of his transition from hating religion to having a living faith in Christ will impact readers from across the religious spectrum. His unflinchingly honest, yet humorous, assessment of the church from an outsider's point of view will both enlighten readers and spur them to renewed and refined outreach.

For anyone who has seen the lie of religion, whether in Iran or Alabama or anywhere in between, Nasser offers the truth of Jesus.

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Escaping Religion for the God of Grace

In this honest, suspenseful, and moving memoir, author David Nasser recalls being forced to escape from his native Iran during the 1979 Revolution. Through the lens of a terrified boy you will witness the destructive power of religion and the pull of peer pressure as he tries to fit into a vastly different culture--the American South.

Nasser's raw and transparent account of his transition from hating religion to having a living faith will touch your soul. His unflinchingly honest, yet humorous, assessment of the church from an outsider's point of view is both enlightening and challenging.

Jumping through Fires takes you on a riveting journey from religion and fear to the life-changing discovery of God's grace.


"Whether speaking or writing, David Nasser is quickly rising up as one of today's new relevant voices. This generation demands 'the real,' and in his new book, Jumping through Fires, David Nasser brings the heat."--Toby Mac, recording artist

"David is a great friend who has spoken truth into my life through his ministry." --Mark Hall, Casting Crowns

"Once you open Jumping through Fires, you won't be able to put it down. . . . A life-changing book." --Mac Powell, Third Day

From the Inside Flap:

"I hate religion."

"Why?"

"Because when I was a kid I saw it destroy my country."

. . .

"We saw armed soldiers standing in front of the large auditorium. As soon as we were all in place, one of them yelled, "Attention!" He reached into his pocket, pulled out a sheet of paper, and read three names aloud. My sister and I were on the list. . . .

"The soldier who read our names returned the piece of paper to his pocket, and with the same hand pulled his pistol out of the holster. He took a step toward me and leveled the gun at my forehead. All I could see was the underside of his starched shirtsleeve running from wrist to elbow. The pistol hovered inches from my skull, smelling of machine oil and gunpowder. After a couple of seconds, the barrel started to shake. I lifted my eyes and looked into the eyes of the soldier. He looked terrified. I was terrified. Everyone was terrified. The only thing scarier than a man with a gun in his hand is a man who looks unstable enough to use it."

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