Derya Little – Former Muslim, Atheist and Protestant
Derya Little grew up in a culturally Muslim household in Turkey, but when her parents divorced, it caused her to question everything, including the tenets of Islam. Studying it critically for herself, she was put off by its treatment of women, its chaotic history, and the master/slave relationship between Allah and his followers. She rejected God altogether until she met some Evangelical Christians who had both convincing arguments and compelling witnesses. However, the more she studied Christianity, the more she began to wonder about the question of who had the authority to interpret Scripture, and a study of history and theology eventually helped lead her to the Catholic Church.