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Embracing a Concrete Desert

Lynne E Chandler

Embracing a Concrete Desert

Lynne E Chandler

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Spiritual and personal reflections from a western woman - a wife and mother of two teenagers - living in the overpoweringly urban, developing-world, Muslim context of Cairo. She draws from her daily experiences (which include both positive and negative events) to show how God's presence can be found in the most testing of circumstances. Her reflections draw in shopping, security, friends and neighbours, her children's lives, her husband's work as pastor of a small international church in the city.

'I wish I could say that I have arrived and will never have to stare into the darkness again, but I know that isn't so. I do know, though, that I have to embrace the present moment and celebrate life whatever that may involve today. My Creator is alive within and throughout this amazing world, and has never failed, through thick and thin, to wrap me in wings of protection and comfort. There are many layers of negativity to be peeled back so that a glimpse of God's image can show through. Just as one layer is lifting, another appears to take its place. That's where grace comes in. In desperate times, God dishes it out lavishly, like my grandma's generous servings of homemade strawberry shortcake...'

^^This is the story of an unfinished journey - a journey that finds a path through pain leading to healing and celebration. It is the story of one woman choosing to seek wholeness despite heartache, serenity in the midst of struggling to adapt to a very different life, and discovering how in the driest of desert places God can reveal fresh water springs for the soul. It is a story shared through lyrical reflections and poems sparked by the ups and downs of life in a teeming Middle Eastern metropolis.^

^^Endorsements for this title come from Philip Yancey and Eugene Peterson^
-Publisher.

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About "Embracing a Concrete Desert"

Spiritual and personal reflections from a western woman - a wife and mother of two teenagers - living in the overpoweringly urban, developing-world, Muslim context of Cairo. She draws from her daily experiences (which include both positive and negative events) to show how God's presence can be found in the most testing of circumstances. Her reflections draw in shopping, security, friends and neighbours, her children's lives, her husband's work as pastor of a small international church in the city.

'I wish I could say that I have arrived and will never have to stare into the darkness again, but I know that isn't so. I do know, though, that I have to embrace the present moment and celebrate life whatever that may involve today. My Creator is alive within and throughout this amazing world, and has never failed, through thick and thin, to wrap me in wings of protection and comfort. There are many layers of negativity to be peeled back so that a glimpse of God's image can show through. Just as one layer is lifting, another appears to take its place. That's where grace comes in. In desperate times, God dishes it out lavishly, like my grandma's generous servings of homemade strawberry shortcake...'

^^This is the story of an unfinished journey - a journey that finds a path through pain leading to healing and celebration. It is the story of one woman choosing to seek wholeness despite heartache, serenity in the midst of struggling to adapt to a very different life, and discovering how in the driest of desert places God can reveal fresh water springs for the soul. It is a story shared through lyrical reflections and poems sparked by the ups and downs of life in a teeming Middle Eastern metropolis.^

^^Endorsements for this title come from Philip Yancey and Eugene Peterson^
-Publisher.


- Koorong

Endorsed by Philip Yancey and Eugene Peterson, this title includes reflections on finding God's presence in demanding personal circumstances. It gives a sympathetic Western perspective on Muslim and Middle Eastern spirituality and culture. It shows how grasping the Bible's Middle Eastern setting brings out powerful new lessons. It is a story-based account of building understanding and friendship across barriers in religion and culture. It includes thought-provoking poems. It is suitable for women looking for spiritual reading based on personal experience and coping with difficult times, Christians seeking to deepen their own faith, as well as increase their awareness and appreciation of Muslim life and culture, and people considering missionary work. It features spiritual and personal reflections from a western woman - a wife and mother of two teenagers - living in the overpoweringly urban, developing-world, Muslim context of Cairo. She draws from her daily experiences (which include both positive and negative events) to show how God's presence can be found in the most testing of circumstances. Her reflections draw in shopping, security, friends and neighbours, her children's lives, her husband's work as pastor of a small international church in the city.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Lynne E Chandler

Lynne Chandler was born in Muslim West Africa and spent her childhood in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the United States. After 9/11 she moved with her family to Cairo, home to over 20 million people, to serve as the music director in the Anglican/Episcopal international church that her husband pastors. She is the author of Embracing a Concrete Desert: A spiritual journey towards wholeness a biographical account of her life in the struggles and joys of Cairo.

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  • Catalogue Code 293291
  • Product Code 9781841016863
  • ISBN 1841016861
  • EAN 9781841016863
  • Pages 112
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bible Reading Fellowship
  • Publication Date Jan 2010
  • Sales Rank #88071
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 6 mm
  • Weight 0.149kg

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