Ansley Gerhard's Reviews > Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith

Assimilate or Go Home by D.L. Mayfield
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it was amazing

I’d recommend this book to anyone struggling with what it looks like to be a faithful witness in the age of massive inequality. Danielle shares her story with brutal honesty, a young woman who tries to convert her refugee friends and instead finds herself being the one changed. She comes face to face with horrific trauma, extreme poverty and the culture shock that comes with being forced to leave your country and ending up in a country where you aren’t wanted. One of the moments that stuck to me out the most was when her and her husband were lamenting to a neighbor about how on the killer of a young Black boy in their neighborhood was not facing charges. Her neighbor replied “You two have the luxury of being surprised. Nobody else around here does.”
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Reading Progress

March 7, 2018 – Shelved
March 7, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
April 25, 2018 – Started Reading
April 26, 2018 – Finished Reading

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