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Love Mercy: A Mother and Daughter's Journey from the American Dream to the Kingdom of God

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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, g ...more
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Published (first published January 22nd 2010)
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Renee
Mar 30, 2010 Renee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever started a book and felt compelled to finish it despite having other things to do? That is exactly what happened with Love Mercy: A Mother & Daughter's Journey from the American Dream to the Kingdom of God.

I was ready to do my 30 obligatory minutes on the treadmill and picked up Love Mercy because it was the next book in my read/review basket. When I initially requested the book I didn't realize it was non-fiction; I just knew that I loved Lisa Samson's writing. I got so caught
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Angie
Jan 08, 2011 Angie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is non-fiction but like mmose of her work a very compelling read. It's good to get to know the author in a personal way - she is transparent and real, and left me with much to think about.
Megan
Feb 24, 2010 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lisa Samson and her daughter, Ty, share their experiences of a mission trip to Africa. Heartbreaking and challenging at the same time.
Pam
Jun 22, 2010 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story about a mother and teenage daughter's journey from the American Dream to Swaziland and back.
Christine Rich
Dec 28, 2010 Christine Rich rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED this book. Very thought provoking
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Lisa Samson was cozy, content and settled.

Though she didn’t consider herself “rich”, she was living a life of comfort, luxury and self-absorption. Ty Samson, (Lisa’s daughter and co-author for this book), had plans to live in New York, become an architect and wear all the latest fashions. She dreamed of glamour and romance. Both women were used to living in a nice house and driving nice cars. They ate well, traveled and shopped. Ty describes their life before Africa as a “shiny bubble that kept
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Britni
Jun 18, 2011 Britni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The back of the book says, "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."

I really wanted to like this book and I
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Michelle
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. I also loved the illustrations and spiritual lessons that the authors applied to their lives. Lisa has a cute way of saying things at times that really speaks to my heart. I thought this was a good effort on both mother and daughter's part to show the world what they learned from their experiences as they followed the Scriptures about true religion, which is taki ...more
Carol Cool
Jul 20, 2013 Carol Cool rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was interested to hear more of Lisa Samson's personal story after reading some of her fiction, especially Quaker Summer, and Justice in the Burbs, the fiction/nonfiction hybrid written with her husband. In that regard this book didn't disappoint. Lisa has a wonderful way with words and I found myself tweeting quotes from it. I enjoyed hearing how the journey to Africa looked from both her eyes and her daughters. I did feel there were a few missing pieces that made the story disjointed, but I s ...more
Jane
May 28, 2010 Jane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you believe in social justice this is a great book to read about how one family lives out their beliefs. The book shares a mother's and a daughter's perspective on a visit to Africa. How their lives are challenged is an interesting read and very thought provoking.
Phyllis
Love Lisa Samson's fiction. This is a bit of a departure - a story of a trip she and her daughter took to africa and how the Lord used a bold prayer on her part to radically shift her focus. I've listening to it on my iPhone as an audiobook....
Elizabeth


This book was one influencing factor in my decision to join our church's mission team to South Sudan.
Jolee
Aug 04, 2011 Jolee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Found it hard to get into and mediocre...unfortunately.
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The Christy-award winning author of nineteen books including the Women of Faith Novel of the Year Quaker Summer, Lisa Samson has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a talented novelist who isn't afraid to take risks." She lives in Kentucky with her husband and three kids.
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