The Worth of a Soul: From Muslim to Mormon

by Kristen McKendry, Ayse Hitchins

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You will be inspired by the incredible true story of Ayse Hitchins and her life of constant change. When this shy Turkish girl was only six years old, her loving father abruptly dropped her off at an expensive boarding school — out of the reach of her violent, mentally ill mother. Five years later, her family removed her from the school she had grown to think of as home. She was no longer a privileged citizen of Istanbul and had to begin a new life as an impoverished child of total strangers. When she was finally allowed to move back to the city, one more seemingly insurmountable blow was dealt to the young girl. As a young woman, Ayse’s years were shadowed by turmoil, desperate poverty, depression, and alcoholism. She abandoned her Muslim faith for atheism and Marxist philosophy and planned a future with her Nigerian fiancé — but when Ayse met a Mormon man named Ross, her path took an unexpected turn. With poignant pain and rich redemption, this unforgettable memoir describes this woman’s amazing journey from Turkey to Canada, from Muslim to Mormon, from riches to rags to riches, from adopted child to mother of an adopted child. After following Ayse through her wrenching early years, you will take heart as she seeks reconciliation in her homeland, marvel as she becomes a translator of sacred scripture into her native tongue, and rejoice as she finally raises her voice in gladness to God.

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About the Authors

Kristen McKendry

Kristen Garner McKendry began writing in her teens, and her work has been published in Canada and the U.S. She received a bachelor's degree in linguistics from Brigham Young University and has always been a voracious reader. Kristen has a strong interest in urban agriculture, sustainable living, and environmental issues. A native of Utah and mother of three, she now resides with her family in Canada.

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Ayse Hitchins

Ayse is a citizen of the world and recognizes no boundaries or limitations. She now lives in Canada with her family but will be returning to her native land of Turkey soon. Her life has been one giant roller coaster, from one extreme to the other, and she's still enjoying the ride. In many ways, she has experienced enough to fill two lifetimes. Ayse loves education and has graduated from college twice with degrees in music and sociology. Ayse's mother was adopted, so was Ayse, and she has raised an adopted child. Her favorite hobbies are her husband and her son.

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One of the Great Books
By , Submitted on 2018-10-14

This is a great story and falls into my category of one of the Great Books... I believe it would also be a great book for anyone working through depression OR those struggling to forgive others

By , Submitted on 2018-04-24

Enjoyed very much. Great story of faith and perseverance.

Great listen! So interesting and sweetly written.
By , Submitted on 2017-06-13

Even my kids are enjoying this book. The reader is fabulous! Sweet voice and easy to listen to. Fast paced and interesting.

Good Read
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This was a well written, interesting book about the life of an admirable woman. It is fascinating to see how the Lord guides people throughout their lives to fulfill His purposes. It is interesting from a cultural perspective as well.

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