I Believed in 'Issa, I Met Jesus  was released August 2017. It is the testimony of a young man who grew up as a radically practicing Muslim and converted from Islam to a relationship with Jesus Christ. He tells how he lived as a Muslim, what he believed, his encounter with Christians, and especially the ensuing battles that warred within him until he came face to face with Christ just before the final deliverance. He shows how a Muslim awakens to spiritual life and changes from declaring Jesus as a simple prophet to confessing Him as Son of God, Savior and Lord. The book is available in print and Kindle format from amazon.com and from other Amazon stores.


This book was previously published in Europe in French and Arabic and is available in those languages from La Maison de la Bible - maisonbible.ch.

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Released August 2017

ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-946417-00-8

ISBN (Kindle): ​978-1-946417-02-2

ISBN (EPUB): 978-1-946417-01-5

I Believed in 'Issa, I Met Jesus is now also available in e-PUB format from  Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo and other online booksellers.

Released November 2017

ISBN (Paperback): 978-1946417039

ASIN (Kindle): ​B077VY63PJ

The Christian's Constancy: Faithfulness and Endurance


By ​Ruth Bartel​​

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I Believed in 'Issa, I Met Jesus

When a fervent Muslim is confronted by grace


By Jamel Attar

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The Christian's Constancy: Faithfulness and Endurance is the latest volume in New Testament Bible studies by Ruth Bartel. Go to Bible Studies for other books in the series.


This study looks at two letters the Apostle Paul wrote to his protégé, Timothy—letters to a young man whom Paul regarded as a son. Paul had trained Timothy to be a pastor, and from these letters we know Paul had left Timothy as his replacement in the church at Ephesus while Paul moved on to another country. Timothy apparently felt inadequate to replace Paul in this role. After all, who wouldn’t feel this way if replacing such a highly-educated man as the pastor of one of the first churches he had begun in Asia? This study focuses on the twin traits in our Christian lives of faithfulness and endurance. They are not traits which can either save us or keep us saved—they are important because they affect our relationship with Jesus. Faithfulness means we intentionally choose God’s way of doing things or knowing things or following him. Endurance means we keep on being faithful even when we don’t believe we have enough information, ability, time, or anything else to be able to complete the task He has been given us. We, then, look at faithfulness as the choice, and endurance as the passion, or maybe sometimes just as our determination. Our Christian life is rarely about experience or happiness or feeling good about who we are or what we’re doing—God asks us to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). This study is about how we keep going when we can neither feel nor see God in our life or in our work.​