- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (January 19, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1542362725
- ISBN-13: 978-1542362726
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Musser does a phenomenal job of bringing humanity to a very serious issue that is not well understood by those in the West, while incorporating romance, faith, family and friendship into the storyline. Beautiful scenery, important issues, real characters, and a bit of suspense make The Long Highway Home a must read.
Romantic Times RT Rating: 4 1/2 stars, TOP PICK
Filled with a strong supporting cast, this story interweaves many lives connected by mission and circumstance. While set in 2005, Musser's tale is compelling and relevant due to the current political situation and conversation about refugees, offering a window into the hardships that refugees face.
Publishers Weekly (Mar.)
The Long Highway Home is a compelling and convicting novel that brings the refugee crisis that's in today's news vividly to life. Elizabeth Musser weaves the individual characters' stories together with great skill and insight, creating a novel that touched my heart and made me ask God how He wants me to help. Every Christian who looks at the refugee crisis with fear needs to read this book. Unforgettable!
Author of Waves of Mercy
As the leader of a global non-profit that works with refugees all over the world, I am profoundly grateful for the research and accuracy that is apparent in Elizabeth Musser's The Long Highway Home. Readers should know as they read this book that while it is written as fiction,it accurately portrays the perils and miracles that are experienced along the refugee highway. Not only will this book keep you on the edge of your seat as you watch each character develop, but it will drive you to your knees to pray for those who need to know the love, grace, and compassion of Jesus and the dedicated people who work with them.
The Long Highway Home is a feast for the senses, the emotions,and the soul. It will break your heart and soothe it again, but it willnot leave you the same person you were when you began reading. Thecharacters become real, become friends, and you aren't quite ready yetto leave them at the end. Be warned - there is "ugly cry" on the horizon if you're prone to such things. And no matter where you stand on therefugee debate, this story and its people are for you.
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From the Back Cover
Sometimes going home means leaving everythingyou have ever known.
Whenthe doctor pronounces 'incurable cancer' and gives Bobbie Blake one year tolive, she agrees to accompany her niece, Tracie, on a trip back to Austria,back to The Oasis, a ministry centerfor refugees that Bobbie helped start twenty years earlier. Back to where there are so many memories oflove and loss...
Bobbieand Tracie are moved by the plight of the refugees and in particular, the storyof the Iranian Hamid, whose young daughter was caught with a New Testament inher possession in Iran, causing Hamid to flee along The Refugee Highway andputting the whole family in danger. Cana network of helpers bring the family to safety in time? And at what cost?
Filledwith action, danger, heartache and romance, TheLong Highway Home is a hymn to freedom in life's darkest moments.
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Wow. A book that causes me to think deeply, learn more about a subject, learn a new way to pray, while not being able to put the book down, is the sign of an excellent book. The Long Highway Home did all of those things and more as I was drawn into this compelling story. I wanted to read this one now more than ever with the increase in refugee crisis situations. The endorsement of the book by Scott Olson, a leader of a global non-profit that works with refugees all over the world, was powerful. While this is fiction, he said that the book “accurately portrays the perils and miracles that are experienced along the refugee highway.” There are many reasons that refugees flee their home country, the main reason in this story was for freedom of religion. Living in the United States, while our religious freedom has come under attack in recent years, it does not compare to the utter and complete lack of freedom in other countries. Thank you Elizabeth Musser for this beautiful accurate portrayal of refugees trying to escape oppression, and all the dangers, heartaches and joys on the journey. It is also a spiritual journey of doubt, fear, faith and trust. Thank you for the missionary work you do. I highly recommend this book.
The Long Highway Home is a very complex novel involving multiple characters and story lines. But it is not a difficult book to read. Once you get into the flow of the shifting points of view, the stories take off and you find yourself immersed in the characters’ journeys. Each has a unique viewpoint and story that adds depth and insight. And I loved how all the threads intersected with each other in miraculous, yet very believable ways. In fact, Musser has a sentence that describes that (and real life) well — But every now and then the Lord pulls back a curtain-slice of sky and we get to see the bringing together of all the plot lines in real time!
The subject matter is refugees, specifically Muslim refugees making their way to Europe. The time is 2005, and the majority of the refugees are men. We felt the issue was handled with truth and grace. The hardships they faced — from the distrust and animosity of locals to the suspicions and threats from fellow refugees — were not sugar-coated, but handled in an honest manner. The Oasis, the refugee mission in the book, is a real place and the Mussers work with those who lead the ministry there. Her passion is obvious throughout the book.
The power of the gospel to transform lives is beautifully illustrated in The Long Highway Home, as is the means God uses to draw people to Himself. Although it is a work of fiction, many of the ministries and people were drawn from real life, giving it a greater authenticity. Because of this, the novel is perfect for book clubs or missions groups.
Beautifully written, authentic characters, a meaningful message — The Long Highway Home has it all. It is also a suspenseful read with a dash of romance that you will not want to put down. It gets a highly recommended rating from my group.
Great for book clubs.