The Scent of Water
Feel like a misfit? Tired of playing it safe? From an edgy, radical new voice comes a book for those who are stirred by stories of others. Join author Naomi Zacharias in traveling to different parts of the world, meeting...
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Feel like a misfit? Tired of playing it safe? From an edgy, radical new voice comes a book for those who are stirred by stories of others. Join author Naomi Zacharias in traveling to different parts of the world, meeting people who have endured injustice and broken dreams. Read and gain a new awareness of global issues and the resilience of the human spirit while finding the adventure designed specifically for you by God!
^^^Does the Christian life have to be boring? Naomi Zacharias offers a resounding "no" in this book for those who are troubled by global injustice and long for a significant place in life.
^ ^Listen to her story – and begin to realize your own.
^ ^Follow Zacharias as she wrestles with confusion, contradiction, and struggle with identity. Through real-life encounters with victims of global injustice, see how she discovers that the pain she feels in the face of extreme tragedy mirrors a kind of pain in her own soul and reveals a common struggle that exists within all of humanity.
^ ^As Naomi Zacharias talked to women working in brothels in Mumbai; survivors of an Indonesian tsunami where more than 160,000 lives were lost; and a young girl dying before an operation can be performed to save her life, she began to understand her own story.
^ ^What will your story be? Will it be marriage and children? A career? Or a solo journey? No matter what calling you discover, each promises significance and a unique calling that is yours. If you resonate with books such as Lauren Winner's Girl Meets God or Dispatches from the Edge by Anderson Cooper, you'll find Zacharias book exactly to your taste.
^ ^Real faith. Real purpose. Real redemption. Zacharias doesn't have all the answers. But she has hope and encouragement that will empower you to begin the adventure of your life.^
Follow Naomi as she talks to women working in brothels in Mumbai; survivors of an Indonesian tsunami in which more than 160,000 lives were lost; a young girl waiting on an operation to save her life; and victims of domestic violence horrifically burned by fire. Be still with her when she realizes the pain she feels in the face of these extreme injustices reveals a common struggle that exists within all of humanity. And rise with her as she wrestles with confusion over her identity, comes face to face with redemption, and then begins to understand her own story ... and to find her calling. The Scent of Water will open your eyes to the complexities of the world, showing you pain can also be beauty, and how each are found in the unlikeliest of places. Zacharias doesn't have all the answers. But she has hope and encouragement that will empower you to find and begin the adventure of your life.
Naomi Zacharias graduated from Wheaton College. After working in sales for Coca-Cola, she joined RZIM and launched Wellspring International, an initiative devoted to providing financial grants to international efforts working with at-risk women and children.
Naomi has spent time in red-light districts in The Netherlands, India and Thailand; foster homes for children affected by HIV/AIDS throughout Asia; hospitals providing surgical treatment for women who have been victims of violence in the Congo; womens prisons in South Africa; displacement camps in Indonesia, Uganda and Pakistan; areas of the Middle East offering aid to Iraqi refugees; and areas of Southeast Asia devastated by the tsunami of 2004. Naomi currently lives with her golden retriever, India.
She is the author of The Scent of Water: Discovering What Remains