[Epub] Love Mercy By Lisa Samson – Writerscompany.co.uk

Love Mercy In Love Mercy A Mother And Daughter S Journey From The American Dream To The Kingdom Of God, Having Lived A Life Of Plenty In Suburban America, Lisa Samson And Her Eighteen Year Old Daughter, Ty, Thought They Were Traveling To Africa To Minister To The People And Chronicle The AIDS Crisis Devastating The Continent Their Trip, They Assumed, Would Be Missional, Merciful, Giving Instead, They Experienced A Life Changing, Soul Rattling Journey As Mother And Daughter Are Confronted With Incidents Of Child Prostitution, Preventable Illness, Poverty, Oppression, Abuse, And Death So Prevalent It Leaves No Time To Mourn Their Journey Takes A Decidedly Different Tack Love Mercy Confronts Us Directly With The AIDS Crisis In Africa In Particular Swaziland, Which Has The Highest AIDS Rate In The World And Where The Average Life Expectancy Is Thirty Two Years Of Age Offering Two Unique Perspectives, Lisa And Ty Share The Questions They Encountered On Their Journey And Tell The Stories Of Those They Met Along The Way From The Children Themselves, To Adult AIDS Victims, To The Compassionate Mercy Givers Who Seek Every Day To Alleviate Their Suffering Smiles In A Place Of Aching Sadness Mercy In A Place Of Heart Wrenching Poverty Two People Transformed By God In Ways, And Places, They Never Expected, Discovering That Even In A Land Riddled With Heartache Christ S Love And Redemption Are Ablaze. LOVED this book Very thought provoking This is non fiction but like mmose of her work a very compelling read It s good to get to know the author in a personal way she is transparent and real, and left me with much to think about. Interesting story about a mother and teenage daughter s journey from the American Dream to Swaziland and back. Lisa Samson was cozy, content and settled Though she didn t consider herself rich , she was living a life of comfort, luxury and self absorption Ty Samson, Lisa s daughter and co author for this book , had plans to live in New York, become an architect and wear all the latest fashions She dreamed of glamour and romance Both women were used to living in a nice house and driving nice cars They ate well, traveled and shopped Ty describes their life before Africa as a shiny bubble that kept us unaware of any trouble in the world.And then God had other ideas God dropped a bomb on the Samson family as only He can According to Lisa, God snatched her out of her consumerist Christianity and compelled her family to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and reach out to the less fortunate Lisa and her husband felt drawn to be a part of the int Liked her realization pro life was really pro birth After she helped a young girl with a 9 month old baby weighting 8 lbs Wanted descriptions of Swaziland The back of the book says, A Mother and Daughter s Journey from the American Dream to the Kingdom of God, having lived a life of plenty in suburban America, Lisa Samson and her eighteen year old daughter, Ty, thought they were traveling to Africa to minister to the people and chronicle the AIDS crisis devastating the continent Their trip, they assumed, would be missional, merciful, giving Instead, they experienced a life changing, soul rattling journey I really wanted to like this book and I feel heartless by writing this, but I just found this book boring and slow While others may be touched by the stories of Lisa giving up her American dream to serve others all around her in the US and in Africa, I just never got into it My favorite parts of the book were Ty s entries because they just felt real to me They were like a jo I am not much of a non fiction reader, however, there were parts of this novel that read like fiction, so they interested me the most I also loved the illustrations and spiritual lessons that the authors applied to their lives Lisa has a cute way of saying things at times that really speaks to my heart I thought this was a good effort on both mother and daughter s part to show the world what they learned from their experiences as they followed the Scriptures about true religion, which is taking care of the orphans and the widows A few spots in this book were slow and dragged a bit, so I skimmed them The font was a bit hard on my eyes as it was small and the cursive was a bit difficult to read at times as well Overall, this was a good effort for communicating putting love into action I also learned something from this book that made me th Lisa Samson and her daughter, Ty, share their experiences of a mission trip to Africa Heartbreaking and challenging at the same time. I was interested to hear of Lisa Samson s personal story after reading some of her fiction, especially Quaker Summer, and Justice in the Burbs, the fiction nonfiction hybrid written with her husband In that regard this book didn t disappoint Lisa has a wonderful way with words and I found myself tweeting quotes from it I enjoyed hearing how the journey to Africa looked from both her eyes and her daughters I did feel there were a few missing pieces that made the s

About the Author: Lisa Samson

The Christy award winning author of nineteen books including the Women of Faith Novel of the Year Quaker Summer, Lisa Samson has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as a talented novelist who isn t afraid to take risks She lives in Kentucky with her husband and three kids.Also, published under the name

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