In Love Mercy: A Mother and Daughter's Journey from the American Dream to the Kingdom of God, having lived a life of plenty in suburban America, Lisa Samson and her eighteen-year-old daughter, Ty, thought they were traveling to Africa to minister to the people and chronicle the AIDS crisis devastating the continent. Their trip, they assumed, would be missional, merciful, giving. Instead, they experienced a life-changing, soul-rattling journey. As mother and daughter are confronted with incidents of child prostitution, preventable illness, poverty, oppression, abuse, and death so prevalent it leaves no time to mourn ... their journey takes a decidedly different tack. Love Mercy confronts us directly with the AIDS crisis in Africa---in particular Swaziland, which has the highest AIDS rate in the world and where the average life expectancy is thirty-two years of age. Offering two unique perspectives, Lisa and Ty share the questions they encountered on their journey and tell the stories of those they met along the way---from the children themselves, to adult AIDS victims, to the compassionate mercy-givers who seek every day to alleviate their suffering. Smiles in a place of aching sadness. Mercy in a place of heart-wrenching poverty. Two people transformed by God in ways, and places, they never expected, discovering that even in a land riddled with heartache ... Christ's love and redemption are ablaze. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Lisa Samson is the author of over twenty-five books, including the Christy award-winning novel Songbird. Her novel, Quaker Summer was Christianity Today's novel of 2008. She is coauthor with her husband, Will, of Justice in the Burbs.
Ty Samson loves art, literature, playing upright bass, and baking bread. She enjoys working with children and serving at the East Seventh Street Center in downtown Lexington, Kentucky.
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I was told this book is the female equivalent to Shane Clairborne. I found great lessons on Christian life in this book, namely that in order to serve people as Christ commands, we... Read morePublished 16 months ago by me
I haven't read this book yet, but Lisa Samson is a wonderful and entertaining author. I am sure I will love it!Published on August 7, 2013 by Jana Loewen
This book makes me aware of what I am not doing and what I need to do for those less fortunate than me. It inspiring and thought provoking. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Bookluvr7
A fascinating journey from faith to faith. Pleasant and challenging read. I highly recommend this book. Please consider and enjoy!Published on April 6, 2013 by jzon
This is a fine book about a family leaving behind the typical life in America to give all for those who have nothing. Read morePublished on June 6, 2010 by City Of Rocks
What Lisa Samson and her eighteen-year-old daughter, Ty, share in Love Mercy will impact you, even as the story behind it impacted the authors. Read morePublished on April 19, 2010 by Lynn McCallum
I am a big fan of Lisa Samson and looked forward to reading this book. I was not disappointed in this book and was pleasantly surprised by not only the writing talents, but also... Read morePublished on April 18, 2010 by Beth Ferguson
I am not much of a non-fiction reader, however, there were parts of this novel that read like fiction, so they interested me the most. Read morePublished on April 16, 2010 by Michelle Sutton
Subtitled 'A Mother & Daughter's Journey from the American Dream to the Kingdom of God', this book is destined to be fertilizer, a seed, or precious water for any heart that... Read morePublished on April 16, 2010 by Susan Stitch