Anahita Parsan leads two congregations in the Church of Sweden, one of which ministers to the growing number of former Muslim refugees. She is a confident public speaker who has regularly shared her testimony with live audiences and journalists, even speaking at the invitation of the Queen of Sweden. She regularly trains churches to reach out to Muslims and disciple them once they join the church.
Anahita's book, authored with writer Craig Borlase, Stranger No More, (Zondervan, November 2017), is the remarkable true story of Annahita's path from oppression to the life-changing hope of Jesus. Fleeing Iran across the mountains into Turkey, she spent months in the terrifying Agri prison before a miraculous release and flight to Europe, where she and her two children knelt in a church and prayed, "God, from this day on we are Christians." Filled with unthinkable circumstances, miraculous rescues, and the quietly constant voice of Jesus, Stranger No More leads readers deep into the heart of God and draws them toward the same call that Annahita heeds today: using her past to save others from theirs.