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The Lighthouse of Asaph: Unforgettable Christian Reflections Paperback – April 4, 2012
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About the Author
Roberto Ornan Roche, a Christian writer from Cuba, is an internationally recognized author with stories published in English and Spanish. His book, The Lighthouse of Asaph, is a story collection capturing the emotions and longings of a Cuban heart. The stories were written in an attempt to reconcile the author’s life of faith with a society that discourages it. Born out of fear and sadness, sadness from praying for dreams that were never realized. The Lighthouse of Asaph is a book to encourage you and help you find meaning in your circumstances.
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Eva Marie Everson
Reflections of God's Holy Land: A Personal Journey Through Israel
Roche’s joy, fear, and desire to grow and practice his faith glow from the pages. Told through anecdotes, personal revelation, stories of meeting people on the streets where they are, and reflections on Bible verses and stories, such as that of Job (Our Job does not have a story to be told because we spend all day long rejecting it.), The Lighthouse of Asaph will give Christian readers pause. Am I living to my potential where I am, here and now? Roche will help you answer that question as you walk with him in his life as a Cuban Christian living in a land that long despaired yet retained pockets of joy.
El Faro de Asaf: Reflexiones Cristianas Inolvidables (Spanish Edition)
Despite the rough edges of translation apparent throughout the book, it is heartfelt, raw and honest. It's different, unusual, thought-provoking. It nudges my preconceptions aside gently and walks me across the landscape of Cuba, while ensuring I am never too far outside my comfort zone. Just enough to look back in wonder.
Americans don't often get the chance to read work by Cuban writers, and when that happens, we don't expect Christians. We all know that Cuba is a Marxist country, but what we don't know so well is that Christians live and worship and write and serve God with their gifts in Cuba, despite all the pressure to sit down and shut up.
Each meditation in this book is profound and thought-provoking. In some instances the English-speaking reader may need to reread context to sort out the translator's choices, but the flow of the writing is powerful enough to carry the reader through those rough spots.
Christians from anywhere will appreciate the depth of faith expressed in this book. It belongs on your bedside table for daily inspiration.