Love Mercy: A Mother & Daughter's Journey from the American Dream to the Kingdom of God

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310284772
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Samson is the author of over twenty-five books, including the Christy award-winning novel Songbird. Her novel, Quaker Summer was Christianity Today's novel of 2008. She is coauthor with her husband, Will, of Justice in the Burbs.

Ty Samson loves art, literature, playing upright bass, and baking bread. She enjoys working with children and serving at the East Seventh Street Center in downtown Lexington, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

A Note to Our Readers 9

Prelude: Heading to Swaziland 13

Part 1 A New Home

1 Meet Mssrs. Wolff, Parkinson, and White 23

2 Jubilee 26

3 Jubilee, Oh Jubilee 32

4 Denise the Prophetess Shows Up Again 39

5 Freaky Friday 45

6 Goosebumps 48

7 Mountaintop Removal, Four Blonde Children, and a Surly Cook 51

8 Losing Faith, Losing Limbs 55

9 Moveable Feast and Dying Men 59

10 Failure by Disappointment 62

11 Jose Carlos, a Soda, and a Possible Theophany 67

12 Truly Pro-Life 70

13 House of Hospitality and Cluelessness 73

14 Bring Out Your Dead 77

Part 2 Journey to Africa

15 It's Never Easy, Is It? 91

16 Isaiah 58, Again? 93

17 Bread of Life 99

18 People of the Book 108

19 Rabbits and Catfish 114

20 Hope amid the Helpless 120

21 Schoolhouse Rock 126

22 A Woman and Her Little Dog 134

23 A Modern-Day Demoniac 141

24 Lollipops and Growing Up Too Soon 143

25 Asbestos and No Blacks Allowed 150

26 A Boy in the Dump 156

27 Wolves with Pitiful Faces 163

28 An Easier Journey? 166

Part 3 Back in Lexington

29 More Lessons to Learn 171

30 Matthew's Vision of Jesus 180

Postlude: Coming Home 183

Appendix: Social Justice in Scripture 187

Acknowledgments 197

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

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    An Experience of Growth in a Distant Land

    Lisa Samson is about to experience a life-changing event. She and her teenage daughter embark on a mission trip to serve those who struggle in a devastated region in Africa known as Swaziland. But the reality that Samson and Ty, Samson's daughter, discover in this desolated place is unimaginable and more graphic than anything they have encountered during their comfortable lives in America. Swaziland has a population that has been decimated by the AIDS epidemic in Africa, and starvation and oppression are commonplace. Samson details her journey in her latest work Love Mercy, which seeks to convey a sense of the enormity of problems felt in this region. It also gives the reader a clear sense of what compassion is possessed by those who choose to depart from a condition of contentedness in order to serve those who struggle to survive from one day to another. For these people, the trial is very real. Their story unfolds in Samson's latest work Love Mercy. Samson, who is no stranger to writing, deals especially with faith-based fiction. She has been well-received by the reading public, and several of her more than twenty five novels have earned her awards. Although Love Mercy seems different from her previous works insofar as it deals with her personal journey and account of an inspiring and rewarding experience, fans of Samson's novels will greatly enjoy this fresh addition to her repertoire. Also, avid readers of faith-based stories are invited to embark with Samson and her daughter on this journey of discovery, growth, and remarkable realization.

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