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Assimilate or Go Home by D.L. Mayfield
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2018, dealing-with-hard-stuff, essays, jesus, short-stories

The back reads " what refugees taught me about the gospel that I never learned in church." As a fellow pastor's kid, who became a doer in a helping people profession in close proximity to poverty this book spoke to many things I am been have been thinking about: the idol of helping, the reality that helping sometimes makes things worse, the trauma of being a refugee, the trauma of generational poverty and that many of us are the older brother in the story of the prodigal son.
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Reading Progress

January 4, 2017 – Shelved
January 4, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
June 28, 2018 – Started Reading
July 1, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
July 1, 2018 – Shelved as: essays
July 1, 2018 – Shelved as: dealing-with-hard-stuff
July 1, 2018 – Shelved as: jesus
July 1, 2018 – Shelved as: short-stories
July 1, 2018 – Finished Reading

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