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My Hands Came Away Red

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Cori signs up to take a mission trip to Indonesia during the summer after her senior year of high school. Inspired by happy visions of building churches and seeing beautiful beaches, she gladly escapes her complicated love life back home.

Five weeks after their arrival, a sectarian and religious conflict that has been simmering for years flames to life with deadly results on the nearby island of Ambon. Within days, the church building the team had constructed is in ashes, its pastor and fifty villagers are dead, and the six terrified teenagers are stranded in the mountainous jungle with only the pastor's teenage son to guide them to safety. Ultimately, Cori's emotional quest to rediscover hope proves as arduous as the physical journey home.

^and Education Services for the Headington Institute, which provides psychological ^and spiritual support to humanitarian relief and development workers around the ^world. A registered psychologist in Australia, she holds a M.Psychol. in forensic ^psychology from the University of New South Wales, and a M.A. in International Peace ^Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Lisa is author of the novel My Hands ^Came Away Red, which was a 2008 Christy finalist. She has also authored Continuing ^Education modules for mental health professionals on understanding, assessing and ^treating acute stress, and writes a monthly series of stress management tips for ^humanitarian workers, Peace by Piece. She has had articles and essays published ^in several magazines, including InterAction Monday Developments, the Notre ^Dame Magazine, and Among Worlds.

Lisa currently resides in Los Angeles, ^California.


Thinking largely of escaping a complicated love life and having ^fun on the beach, eighteen-year- old Cori signs up for a ten-week trip to help build ^a church on a remote island in Indonesia.

Six weeks into the trip, a conflict ^that has been simmering for years flames to deadly life on the nearby island of ^Ambon. Before they can leave, Cori and her teammates find themselves caught up in ^the destructive wave of violence washing over the Christian and Muslim villages ^in the area. Within days the church they helped build is a smoldering pile of ashes, ^its pastor and many of the villagers are dead, and the six teenagers are forced ^to flee into the hazardous refuge of the mountains with only the pastor's son to ^guide them.

As the team hikes through the jungle, Cori's search for spiritual ^answers and emotional stability proves just as difficult as the physical journey ^home.

Cori signs up to take a mission trip to Indonesia during the summer ^after her senior year of high school.  Inspired by happy visions of building ^churches and seeing beautiful beaches, she gladly escapes her complicated love life ^back home. 

Five weeks after their arrival, a sectarian and religious ^conflict that has been simmering for years flames to life with deadly results on ^the nearby island of Ambon.  Within days, the church building the team had ^constructed is in ashes, its pastor and fifty villagers are dead, and the six terrified ^teenagers are stranded in the mountainous jungle with only the pastor's teenage ^son to guide them to safety.  Ultimately, Cori's emotional quest to rediscover ^hope proves as arduous as the physical journey home.

Cori gratefully escapes her complicated love life to take a mission trip ^to Indonesia.  Soon after their arrival, a deadly conflict explodes and the ^team of six teenagers is stranded in the jungle.
In this fast-paced, thought-provoking debut novel, McKay . . . explores ^injustice, religious reconciliation, suffering and faith . . . This is one of Christian ^fiction's best novels of the year.
-Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, ^July 2007, Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc. ^All rights reserved.


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About "My Hands Came Away Red"

Cori signs up to take a mission trip to Indonesia during the summer after her senior year of high school. Inspired by happy visions of building churches and seeing beautiful beaches, she gladly escapes her complicated love life back home.

Five weeks after their arrival, a sectarian and religious conflict that has been simmering for years flames to life with deadly results on the nearby island of Ambon. Within days, the church building the team had constructed is in ashes, its pastor and fifty villagers are dead, and the six terrified teenagers are stranded in the mountainous jungle with only the pastor's teenage son to guide them to safety. Ultimately, Cori's emotional quest to rediscover hope proves as arduous as the physical journey home.

^and Education Services for the Headington Institute, which provides psychological ^and spiritual support to humanitarian relief and development workers around the ^world. A registered psychologist in Australia, she holds a M.Psychol. in forensic ^psychology from the University of New South Wales, and a M.A. in International Peace ^Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Lisa is author of the novel My Hands ^Came Away Red, which was a 2008 Christy finalist. She has also authored Continuing ^Education modules for mental health professionals on understanding, assessing and ^treating acute stress, and writes a monthly series of stress management tips for ^humanitarian workers, Peace by Piece. She has had articles and essays published ^in several magazines, including InterAction Monday Developments, the Notre ^Dame Magazine, and Among Worlds.

Lisa currently resides in Los Angeles, ^California.


Thinking largely of escaping a complicated love life and having ^fun on the beach, eighteen-year- old Cori signs up for a ten-week trip to help build ^a church on a remote island in Indonesia.

Six weeks into the trip, a conflict ^that has been simmering for years flames to deadly life on the nearby island of ^Ambon. Before they can leave, Cori and her teammates find themselves caught up in ^the destructive wave of violence washing over the Christian and Muslim villages ^in the area. Within days the church they helped build is a smoldering pile of ashes, ^its pastor and many of the villagers are dead, and the six teenagers are forced ^to flee into the hazardous refuge of the mountains with only the pastor's son to ^guide them.

As the team hikes through the jungle, Cori's search for spiritual ^answers and emotional stability proves just as difficult as the physical journey ^home.

Cori signs up to take a mission trip to Indonesia during the summer ^after her senior year of high school.  Inspired by happy visions of building ^churches and seeing beautiful beaches, she gladly escapes her complicated love life ^back home. 

Five weeks after their arrival, a sectarian and religious ^conflict that has been simmering for years flames to life with deadly results on ^the nearby island of Ambon.  Within days, the church building the team had ^constructed is in ashes, its pastor and fifty villagers are dead, and the six terrified ^teenagers are stranded in the mountainous jungle with only the pastor's teenage ^son to guide them to safety.  Ultimately, Cori's emotional quest to rediscover ^hope proves as arduous as the physical journey home.

Cori gratefully escapes her complicated love life to take a mission trip ^to Indonesia.  Soon after their arrival, a deadly conflict explodes and the ^team of six teenagers is stranded in the jungle.
In this fast-paced, thought-provoking debut novel, McKay . . . explores ^injustice, religious reconciliation, suffering and faith . . . This is one of Christian ^fiction's best novels of the year.
-Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, ^July 2007, Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc. ^All rights reserved.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Lisa Mckay

Lisa McKay is an Australian forensic psychologist. She is currently living in Los Angeles and working as the Director of Training and Education Services for the Headington Institute, which provides psychological and spiritual support services to humanitarian workers around the world. You can visit her website at: www.lisamckaywriting.com

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5 stars By Sara, Jan 10 2013
This overtook all other books to become my favourite as soon as I read it.  
It's just SO real.  Having done missions myself before, there were so many aspects of what the narrator described that I could completely identify with.  In fact, throughout it at some stages, I could have been there.  It could have been me.
It made me think and examine how I responded to grief, and the craziness of this world.  It made me cry, it expanded my mind, and my heart.
Still my favourite book.  One that I have read over with a highlighter because of all the truths it spoke to me.
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5 stars By Elissa, Nov 12 2007
Hard to put down! Begins as a nice happy missions trip adventure, becomes a frightening and sobering dose of what is reality for some, ends with ... well you will have to read it for yourself!! The author's style combines warmth and humor with the action, preventing this from becoming a difficult read. The narrative is written in first person by a thoroughly likable character who draws you into the team's experiences, giving you a shock when you surface, to realize you are not there with her.
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  • Catalogue Code 330669
  • Product Code 9780802479761
  • ISBN 0802479766
  • EAN 9780802479761
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date Sep 2008
  • Sales Rank #56397
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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