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Elizabeth Musser

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ELIZABETH MUSSER, an Atlanta native, writes ‘entertainment with a soul’ from her writing chalet—tool shed—outside Lyon, France. Elizabeth’s highly acclaimed, best-selling novel, The Swan House, was named one of Amazon’s Top Christian Books of the Year and one of Georgia’s Top Ten Novels of the Past 100 Years. All of Elizabeth’s novels have been translated into multiple languages. Two Destinies, the final novel in The Secrets of the Cross trilogy, was a finalist for the 2013 Christy Award. The Long Highway Home has been an international bestseller.

For over twenty-five years, Elizabeth and her husband, Paul, have been involved in missions work with International Teams-now One Collective. The Mussers have two sons, a daughter-in-law and three
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Elizabeth Musser Great question, Nichole! Well, I've done a lot of strange things, but one of my favorite was when I was writing my first novel, 'Two Crosses'. I…moreGreat question, Nichole! Well, I've done a lot of strange things, but one of my favorite was when I was writing my first novel, 'Two Crosses'. I needed to see if a written message could be baked into a baguette and still be legible. Our across the street neighbors owned a boulangerie (bakery). So I took my message to them, written in ink on paper and rolled up and taped, and they baked it into a baguette. And voila! It worked! I had heard that messages were concealed this way during wars, but needed to see for myself. If you want to know what the message was and how it fits into the plot of the novel, well, you'll have to read the book!(less)
Elizabeth Musser Thanks so much for your questions, Carol! The short answer is that ALL of novel is based on the real work of The Oasis. As my husband and I got to…moreThanks so much for your questions, Carol! The short answer is that ALL of novel is based on the real work of The Oasis. As my husband and I got to visit our missionary teams in Europe and see their work, our hearts were moved. I particularly felt drawn to The Oasis, where ITeams workers have a ministry to refugees outside Vienna. The Oasis is right down the street from the Government Housing Refugee Center, where thousands of refugees come through each year.

The Oasis offers a clothing room, coffee bar, special evenings for men and women, the possibility of watching The Jesus film in the refugees’ own languages, Bible studies and much more.

And as I show in the novel, many, many short-term teams from the States have come throughout the years to help at The Oasis.

When I visited The Oasis, all of my prejudices and fears having to do with refugees changed. Here were grown men coloring pictures, playing Uno, smiling because a missionary was offering coffee and a kind word. And I heard a few of the refugees’ stories of flight, of terror and of finding Jesus.

You asked about the present status of The Oasis. It is doing great! There are more workers and volunteers there than in the past few years which definitely helps with the workload which is never-ending. Many, many refugees are hearing about the hope of Christ, of Isa al Masi, weekly at The Oasis, and many are turning to Christ. Our workers (missionaries) do an incredible job of being Jesus' hands and feet to these refugees.
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“Thinking too much just brings it back to me, me, me—but thanking takes my eyes off myself and my mistakes and puts them on others, on things bigger than myself. I can’t stand here very long without being humbled at how small I am and amazed at how big and beautiful our world is.”
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Elizabeth Thanks so much for the suggestion, Janneke. Actually I have read Saving Amelie and thought it was very, very good. Cathy Gohlke is a wonderful author. Blessings and Joyeux Noel!


Janneke Greve Greve HI Elizabeth! I think may be you would like this book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Love Janneke


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Donna I am so happy, Elizabeth, to have you as a friend on Good Reads. I am also following on Facebook and love your page. I have entered your giveaway and hope that I can be a winner of one of your books.
God bless.
Donna


Elizabeth Thanks SO much, Mikaylah! What a joy to hear from you and so glad you are enjoying the new and improved 'Two Crosses'. Blessings on you! Oh, and if you haven't seen my FB author page, I've got a giveaway going on for a chance to win a set of TC and TT (as I call them) Check it out here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizab...

Elizabeth


Mikaylah Brooke Hansen I just started the most recent edition of "Two Crosses".... only one word describes it, "AMAZING!" You remain to be my most trusted, and favorite authoress!


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