Running from scandal--in her family, church, and community life--Susan moves from California to China. At first, the adventure of experiencing an exotic culture brings the escape she craves. Gradually, as the layers of mystery and reserve fall away, she gets to know her new Chinese friends on deeper levels. At the same time, the self-protective layers around her own heart peel back painfully, exposing her inner brokenness.
In this vivid and transparent memoir, Susan takes us on a fascinating journey into the streets and homes of modern China. The travel memoir is interspersed with Susan's personal story of emotional and spiritual sabotage, shame, and shattered dreams. It all comes together as she opens her heart anew to God's love--the most scandalous love of all.
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About the Author
Susan grew up in California, where her preacher father pastored several churches, and where she now lives and works in the field of education.
Though Scandalon is Susan's first book, she has been writing all her life. From her imaginative, storytelling, book-loving mother, she learned early the joy of words. Her favorite childhood toy was an old, black typewriter that she lugged everywhere-creating stories to share with her classmates at school. Susan loves teaching, traveling, cooking, and keeping in touch with family and friends. She is currently writing a novel.