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Love Has a Face

Love Has a Face: Mascara, a Machete and One Woman's Miraculous Journey with Jesus in SudanLove Has a Face: Mascara, a Machete and One Woman's Miraculous Journey with Jesus in Sudan by Michele Perry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I struggle to give this book 3 out 5 stars. I sometimes liked it, but I disliked a good portion as well.

I can identify with many of her experiences as a white person moving to an African nation that is predominately made up of black people. I enjoyed those stories, and understood what she was saying.

However I had a hard time swallowing the "spiritual" explanations for some of the illnesses of the children she cares for.

I was particularly disturbed by the story of the 4 month old baby who was supposedly possessed by a demon.

She is on the right path when it comes to love. Especially when it comes to demonstrating that love in practical ways to the community. Perhaps one day she will lose the dependence on charismatic-ism or Pentecostalism and realize that Jesus is plenty on His own.

Not a bad book, worth reading if you're interested in cross cultural work in Africa.

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