“Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Pray for Salam’s safety in Tunisia. Her family will try to kill her if she converts. These words are printed on a prayer calendar that hangs in my home. Christians are not strangers to stories of family persecution and estrangement. In general, the accounts we hear tend to sound like Salam’s—they are life-threatening situations where Christians risk their lives to follow Jesus. But we also know of more subtle cases of family opposition. Family members in Western cultures are not known to threaten death after a loved one’s conversion, but they may object ...

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