My Name Is Mahtob: A Daring Escape, a Life of Fear, and the Forgiveness That Set Me Free
By Mahtob Mahmoody / Thomas Nelson
More than 20 years ago, the international bestseller Not Without My Daughter recounted an American mother’s daring escape from her fanatical Iranian husband with their 6-year-old child. Here’s the rest of the story! Now in her thirties, Mahtob tells of growing up in fear of kidnapping, battling deadly disease, and relying on the power of God’s love. 308 pages, hardcover from Nelson.
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My Name Is Mahtob is a true story told from the eyes and voice of Mahtob. It illustrates the life she lead while her mother and herself were being held captive by her father in Iran. It also tells of her ongoing life after fleeing from Iran with her mother. Through Mahtob’s story you can see the work of true faith in God and her reliance upon Him as she was engulfed in so many difficult situations.
I am so blessed to have read My Name Is Mahtob. There are so many different emotions I experienced in within myself as was reading through each page; which the pages and book were hard to put down after once picking them up. I love the writing style of Mahtob…it propels the reader on and on through each page with a hunger and thirst for more of the story. My heart goes out to Mahtob for enduring so many things. I have also found a lot of snippets in the reading which I intend to cherish… for example the Weaver’s Poem, the list of 5 things that make you happy, and many others.
I highly recommend My Name Is Mahtob to be read and read again.