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by Tom Davis

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  • ISBN 1589191021
  • ISBN13 978-1589191020
  • Language English
  • Author Tom Davis
  • Publisher David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2009)
  • Pages 304
  • Formats mobi lrf doc mbr
  • Category Bibles
  • Subcategory Literature and Fiction
  • Size ePub 1932 kb
  • Size Fb2 1371 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 602

Stuart Daniels has hit bottom. Once a celebrated and award-winning photojournalist, he is reeling from debt, a broken marriage, and crippling depression. The source of Stuart's grief is his most famous photo, a snapshot of brutality in the dangerous Congo. A haunting image that indicts him as a passive witness to gross injustice.

Stuart is given a one last chance to redeem his career: A make-or-break assignment covering the AIDS crisis in a small African country. It is here that Stuart meets Adanna, a young orphan fighting for survival in a community ravaged by tragedy and disease. But in the face of overwhelming odds, Adanna finds hope in a special dream, where she is visited by an illuminated man and given a precious gift.

Now, in a dark place that's a world away from home, Stuart will once again confront the harsh reality of a suffering people in a forgotten land. And as a chance encounter becomes divine providence, two very different people will find their lives forever changed.


Scared: A Novel on the E. .has been added to your Cart. Nonfiction author Davis (Fields of the Fatherless) makes his fiction debut with a story about two people worlds apart who help each other find redemption

Scared: A Novel on the E. Nonfiction author Davis (Fields of the Fatherless) makes his fiction debut with a story about two people worlds apart who help each other find redemption. An orphan girl in Swaziland endures her uncle's abuse through visions of "the illuminated man" who she believes will take her to her dead mother's side.

Tom Davis is the president and CEO of Children’s HopeChest, a global orphan advocacy group. He has authored four books, including the first in this series, Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World. Tom and his wife, Emily, have seven children and live in Colorado. Библиографические данные. Priceless: A Novel on the Edge of the World novel on the edge of the world (Том 2), Tom Davis.

A powerful eye-opener, Scared isn't an issue novel meant to guilt us into action. This is a compelling story first, and I believe Davis meant for Scared to challenge, not condemn.

Stuart Daniels has hit bottom. A powerful eye-opener, Scared isn't an issue novel meant to guilt us into action. As Americans we're extremely blessed, but our priorities need to be re-calibrated. Scared is the hand adjusting our blurry lense of the world. It also addresses the major question of, "Why does God even allow this type of suffering?"

Author, speaker and activist Tom Davis recently released his first novel, Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World. Tom pinned a gripping book that deals with the haunting reality of the life that is lived by those who have been swallowed by extreme poverty

Author, speaker and activist Tom Davis recently released his first novel, Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World.

Now his photo work carries a greater mission: To educate people about social injustice happening around the world. Daniels next assignment carries him back overseas and into the heart of Russia. Once there, Daniels is persuaded by an old friend to help save two girls from a desperate situation. Soon he becomes a key player in a dangerous campaign to rescue helpless women trapped in the sex-slave trade. Daniels' next assignment carries him back overseas and into the heart of Russia, where an old friend persuades him to help save two girls from a desperate situation involving the Russian mafia. Soon, he becomes a key player in a dangerous campaign to rescue helpless girls trapped in the sex-slave industry. What Daniels encounters during his journey will shake his faith, test his courage, and even threaten his life.

Priceless: A Novel on the Edge of the World. Now his photo work carries a greater mission: To educate people about social injustice happening around the world

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Priceless: A Novel on the Edge of the World. Now his photo work carries a greater mission: To educate people about social injustice happening around the world.

Tom Davis is an author, consultant, and the president of Children's HopeChest ( ww. opechest. org) a Christian-based child advocacy organization helping orphans in Eastern Europe and Africa. His first book, Fields of the Fatherless has sold over 60,000 copies

Tom Davis is an author, consultant, and the president of Children's HopeChest ( ww. His first book, Fields of the Fatherless has sold over 60,000 copies. Tom holds a Business and Pastoral Ministry degree from Dallas Baptist University and a Master's Degree in Theology from The Criswell College. ▲. “As you see, Mr. Daniels, fear is a way of a life here,” Stuart Daniels’s driver tells him in Scared by Tom Davis. And that is in the safe part of Swaziland.

Scared is a sweeping saga of redemption and hope. Now, in a dark place that's a world away from home, Stuart will once again confront the harsh reality of a suffering people in a forgotten land. When a heartbroken photojournalist encounters a struggling orphan in the African countryside, their lives are forever changed. Stuart Daniels has hit bottom. Once a celebrated and award-winning photojournalist, he is reeling from debt, a broken marriage, and crippling depression. And as a chance encounter becomes divine providence, two very different people will find their lives forever changed.

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Kitaxe
A person who has lost his direction in life might possibly find it again in helping people who have desperate needs, according to Tom Davis in this book. Stuart Daniels is a photographer whose sense of purpose has been disturbed after witnessing horrific events in the Congo gets a new perspective on life when sent on an assignment to cover the AIDS epidemic in Swaziland.

The story starts with Stuart's assignment in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1998. Unfortunately there is a bit of a reality gap here, as he lands in Kinshasa in the rainy season and drives straight to a village in the war zone, North Kivu. In fact, North Kivu is on the far side of the country, about six days' drive from Kinshasa on dirt tracks which are impassable when it rains. Anyone visiting the war zone would have landed in Goma, Kisangani or Bukavu, not in Kinshasa. Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai features in the story, but she was a Kenyan, not a Congolese. Accuracy seems to improve when the setting moves to Swaziland, which the author has visited, but the characters still do not have a very African feel to them.

Notwithstanding these inaccuracies, the author tells a powerful and important story. The brutalities and disregard for human rights and life are true. Even the aid agency which turns up at the scene of a tragedy for the photo opportunities rather than to provide useful help is true-to-life. People suffer in conditions which we must not allow to continue. But the answer is not simply to send money; aid needs to be designed very carefully and strategically to ensure that it brings lasting benefits.
you secret
This was the right book at the right time for me. After a fierce dose of Jesus' sermon on the mount, combined with writings by authors like Shane Claiborne, Jim Wallis, and David Platt, I needed a good story that helped put a face to what these authors were talking about, caring for "the least of these." The publisher David C. Cook made Scared free for a limited time, and having read Davis's Red Letters: Living a Faith That Bleeds, I downloaded it immediately.

There are many who will dispute this, but Jesus does say a lot about caring for the poor and the needy. In this novel, Davis paints a painfully accurate picture of life for the people of Africa, especially Swaziland, the area with the highest number of deaths from AIDS/HIV.

Davis's driving verse is James 1:27, that "pure and undefiled religion" is caring for widows and orphans. You will meet both in this powerful novel. You heart will be stirred, you might be offended, and (like me) you just might feel the book nagging at something you've kept hidden inside for too long.

I recommend reading Jesus' sermon on the mount (Matthew 5-7), especially the Beatitudes. Read the book of James. Check out works from the authors I mentioned above. Then read Scared. You might just get an idea of how this book was the right book at the right time. And it will pierce your heart,
roternow
Having spent a lot of time in Africa I can say that this book paints the most accurate picture of Africa (its people, culture, worldview, terminology, and even descriptions of the vehicles, buildings and the land) that I've ever read. It's extremely well written and very moving. If you want to know what Africa is REALLY like - the contrast between its coexisting beauty and its tragedies, the exploitation of its beautiful people by their own governments and corrupt aid organizations, how Africans live and have joy in the moment for example - you need to read this book. It will very likely motivate you to action. Best Christian fiction I've read in a while...riveting!
Asyasya
I'm surprised that there aren't more books written by aid workers in Africa. There are so many stories to be told of hardship and how human beings manage to retain their human feelings in these circumstances. I was pleased to see that the major problem in Africa of corruption was given specific attention. I read this book as my own Daughter worked in Africa for many years living out of a suitcase, and was heavily involved with AID's education. She had great admiration for the many women's organisations operating in various African countries, especially Nigeria, and the attempt to educate children in AIDS awareness. Of course the culture of subservience to men there again was shown by the author to be the stumbling block in bringing this terrible disease under control, which affects the innocent. I understand that the author is a religious man, however, there are many people involved in attempting to help, so perhaps I would have preferred to have seen a more humanitarian attitude shown by the heros in the novel rather than simply the religious angle.