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Into the Mud: Inspiration for Everyday Activists: True Stories of South Africa

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Unbelievable circumstances. Believable hope.

If we follow media accounts, the continent of Africa may seem to be little more than AIDS patients, malnourished babies, child soldiers, and a failing attempt to imitate the West. Though Christians today are increasingly concerned about injustice and human suffering, their effectiveness in Africa is limited by only knowing this "
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Moody Publishers (first published December 1st 2009)
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Quite a good book of vignettes wherein Christianity confronts the reality of South Africa.

Its emphasis is on Sanctification: the living out of the Christian Faith in the everyday world where we live, especially when such world turns out to be quite fallen, harsh, and "muddy". Just as Jesus came into the world before we were forgiven and "muddied" his Divine Nature with the physical world (and thus ennobling it as well as Redeeming it), we too, as Christians, are supposed to enter into the diffic
Sometimes you read a book and it leaves you in awe. For me, that was the case with Into the Mud. It is a collection of short stories written by the author about real people and real circumstances that she encountered in South Africa. I cannot express how much I loved reading these stories! Christines writing helped me see past the stereotype that often comes with thoughts of Africa and helped me see into the hearts of these precious people. Each person has a special story to share and I am so th ...more
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I love Christine Jeske's writing style. She is warm and candid, with a natural fluidity to her words. She is real in relating the challenges of crossing cultures--and finding herself in the process. Rather than entering a culture to fulfill preconceptions, the one expectation that is bound to be exceeded is that of surprise. Her story makes clear that we will never cease to be surprised by people, wherever we are...IF we are open to their overtures and honest revelations. These make for a richer ...more
This book was extremely interesting to read since I--like the author was--am a missionary in South Africa. Anyone interested in mission work, South African culture, or just inspiring stories about real people should read this book.
Good book with many short stories about a woman's time spent in South Africa. See how God is working in other countries.
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