Christianity And Captivity: UVU Student-Author And Sports Illustrated Writer To Discuss New Book On Faith And Forgiveness
November 11, 2013
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson
Written by: Heather Wrigley
It was April 8, 2006, the day Tito Momen was released from an Egyptian prison. He had spent the last 15 years in a cell, beaten and ridiculed as punishment for converting from Islam to Christianity. The sun was so bright after all the years of dank dark, he had to shield his eyes.
Today, the sun is on Momen’s face. A freshman studying marketing at Utah Valley University, Momen recently published a book that details his early life, conversion, imprisonment and ultimate liberation. Momen co-authored “My Name Used to Be Muhammad: The True Story of a Muslim Who Became a Christian” with Jeff Benedict, a Sports Illustrated special features writer and bestselling author, and both Momen and Benedict will speak at an event in the Sorensen Student Center, room 206b, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m.
The event, “Christianity and Captivity,” will include a conversation between Momen and Benedict about the new book and its themes of faith, forgiveness and testimony. This will be followed by a Q-and-A with audience members and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase on location.