Dangerous Territory

Dangerous Territory

My Misguided Quest to Save the World

Book - 2017
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Amy Peterson grew up in church, where she loved the adventurous stories of missionaries in foreign countries who won people to the Lord. After college, she was ready to do big things for God on the mission field herself. Dangerous Territory is a captivating memoir that tells Amy's personal journey from wide-eyed adventurer to questioning believer to simply a beloved child of God. Her story will challenge your notion of mission work, showing how you can have a vital relationship with God that naturally spills over to affect others.
Publisher: Grand Rapids :, Discovery House,, 2017
ISBN: 9781627075978
1627075976
Branch Call Number: B Peterson 2017
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 21 cm

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Apr 19, 2017

I love memoirs and I was hoping to read one that would inspire me. Initially, I was a little worried. Amy's extreme involvement in Christian Sub-culture during her college years was something I just couldn't to at this point in my life. However, as Amy's story takes shape she is faced with the sometimes misogynistic culture of Christianity ( as practiced by humans, not prescribed by God), the disconnectedness of her supporters, and an identity Crisis when she is faced with disappointment and Grief. These were all experiences I could relate to, but in a different context. In the end, I found Amy's story engaging, although it was hard to connect with what exactly may have happened, or be happening to her former students in the un-named country.

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