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The Plum Tree in the Desert

Naomi Reed

The Plum Tree in the Desert

Naomi Reed

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Ten inspiring stories of faith and mission from Asia and the Arab World from the mission agency Interserve.

In The Plum in the Desert Naomi Reed tells stories of difficult situations in the mission field; some of victory, some which left the mission workers feeling they had failed. But despite the difficulties and perceived failures, each story speaks of the goodness of God and what it means to persevere and trust in him, even when it seems too hard. These stories give us a new perspective on those perceived failures and remind us that "in all things God works for the good of those who love him".

Commendations for The Plum in the Desert:

"I smiled, I cried, and I marveled, but most of all I found myself moved to thanksgiving to the Lord as I read through these absorbing stories." - Rose Dowsett, mission writer, researcher and former Chair of the Interserve International Council.

"These stories of Interserve workers illustrate vividly the flexible and innovative approaches to mission in our day. Gripping, challenging and informative." - Martin Goldsmith, author and mission lecturer, All Nations Christian College

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About "The Plum Tree in the Desert"

Ten inspiring stories of faith and mission from Asia and the Arab World from the mission agency Interserve.

In The Plum in the Desert Naomi Reed tells stories of difficult situations in the mission field; some of victory, some which left the mission workers feeling they had failed. But despite the difficulties and perceived failures, each story speaks of the goodness of God and what it means to persevere and trust in him, even when it seems too hard. These stories give us a new perspective on those perceived failures and remind us that "in all things God works for the good of those who love him".

Commendations for The Plum in the Desert:

"I smiled, I cried, and I marveled, but most of all I found myself moved to thanksgiving to the Lord as I read through these absorbing stories." - Rose Dowsett, mission writer, researcher and former Chair of the Interserve International Council.

"These stories of Interserve workers illustrate vividly the flexible and innovative approaches to mission in our day. Gripping, challenging and informative." - Martin Goldsmith, author and mission lecturer, All Nations Christian College
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Ten inspiring stories of faith and mission from Asia and the Arab World from the mission agency Interserve. In The Plum in the Desert Naomi Reed tells stories of difficult situations in the mission field; some of victory, some which left the mission workers feeling they had failed. But despite the difficulties and perceived failures, each story speaks of the goodness of God and what it means to persevere and trust in him, even when it seems too hard. These stories give us a new perspective on those perceived failures and remind us that "in all things God works for the good of those who love him". Commendations for The Plum in the Desert: "I smiled, I cried, and I marveled, but most of all I found myself moved to thanksgiving to the Lord as I read through these absorbing stories." Rose Dowsett - mission writer, researcher and former Chair of the Interserve International Council. "These stories of Interserve workers illustrate vividly the flexible and innovative approaches to mission in our day. Gripping, challenging and informative." Martin Goldsmith, author and mission lecturer, All Nations Christian College
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Meet the Author

Naomi Reed

Author of the bestselling title My Seventh Monsoon, Naomi Reed grew up in Sydney and trained as a physiotherapist, alongside her high-school sweetheart, Darren. After graduation, they married and worked in Sydney hospitals before answering God's call to the mission field in 1993.

They spent six of the next thirteen years working in Nepal with the International Nepal Fellowship and it changed them irrevocably. They now eat rice for breakfast, leave their chappals at the door and pause interminably if you ask them where their home is. Their three sons, Stephen, Christopher and Jeremy, will tell you excitedly about their home in Nepal. They describe motor bike rides in the Himalayas and home school in their Nepali back garden.

The family are currently back in the Blue Mountains where Naomi is writing, contemplating the seasons and enjoying their home church, The Promise: the message of the Bible through voices of Women; and No Ordinary View; Over My Shoulder: in search of the perfect missionary.

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Inspiring read
4 stars By Naomi , Sep 25 2017
This is a wonderful and inspiring book. Naomi Reed walks you through the lives of a number missionaries and highlights how God loves to use different people in different ways to grow the Kingdom of God- a willing heart is all that is required! A must read. 
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An easy read to give to others
5 stars By Alison, Mar 29 2016
Another inspiring, well written book by Naomi Reed. This book makes a great gift as it will appeal to every Christian as it  takes the reader into the lives of different missionaries and shows the working of God through each of their lives. Each chapter is short and tells the brief story of a different missionary and their God driven journey. You come away from each chapter encouraged to see God's work through every different circumstance, person and place.
An easy to read and encouraging book.
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Everyday encouragement
5 stars By Christine H, Qld., Aug 23 2015
Naomi trekked the world to find the hidden stories of everyday christians doing everyday things in  extraordinary ways.  Naomi's skill of story telling yet again takes you inside the lives of people called to share their gifts and faith with unreached nations; while offering encouragement to do the same with our neighbours, friends, shop assistants or anyone who we meet while doing our everyday things.
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  • Catalogue Code 428349
  • Product Code 9781780781419
  • ISBN 1780781415
  • EAN 9781780781419
  • Pages 256
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Authentic Media
  • Publication Date Jun 2015
  • Sales Rank #6914
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 mm
  • Weight 0.200kg

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