Sunday, March 4, 2012

A People Tall and Smooth

Here are the very real stories of how and why five men and women escaped the genocide in southern Sudan and Darfur, made their way through Egypt and smuggled into Israel, the one country their Islamic government prohibited them from entering. In desperation they fled across the border anyway, with nothing but the clothes on their backs. No food. No money. No papers. No possessions. Just thankful to be alive. But in their hearts and minds they carried the prophecy of Isaiah:
"At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord Almighty [to Mount Zion] from a people tall and smooth-skinned" (Isaiah 18:7).
When hundreds of the tall, dark Africans began appearing in the popular beach town of Eilat, at the southernmost tip of Israel, curiosities were piqued. Where did they come from? Why were they in Israel, and Eilat, of all places? When a group of the Christian refugees entered The Shelter Hostel run by John and Judy Pex, these courageous peoples' stories, both tragic and miraculous, began to be told. They are stories that the world - and the church - need to hear.

I received this book from Cladach Publishing for the purpose of my review, and although I have not had a chance to read the whole book, I did read several of the stories of these courageous men and women and their testimony to God's faithfulness. It is a very good book.  You can purchase it from the Cladach or from Amazon.

Here is a video with the author Judith Pex
This month is Cladach March Memoirs so I will have more books coming up in the next few weeks. Stay posted. Many with free Amazon downloads. 

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