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Dangerous Territory : My Misguided Quest to Save the World
by Amy Peterson


Overview - Amy Peterson grew up in church, where she loved the adventurous stories of missionaries in foreign countries who won people to the Lord. After college, she was ready to "do big things for God" on the mission field herself. Dangerous Territory is a captivating memoir that tells Amy's personal journey from wide-eyed adventurer to questioning believer to simply a beloved child of God.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Amy Peterson grew up in church, where she loved the adventurous stories of missionaries in foreign countries who won people to the Lord. After college, she was ready to "do big things for God" on the mission field herself. Dangerous Territory is a captivating memoir that tells Amy's personal journey from wide-eyed adventurer to questioning believer to simply a beloved child of God. Her story will challenge your notion of "mission work," showing how you can have a vital relationship with God that naturally spills over to affect others.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781627075978
  • ISBN-10: 1627075976
  • Publisher: Discovery House Publishers
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Religious
Books > Religion > Christian Ministry - Missions
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-12-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

Debut author Peterson recounts her trek to Southeast Asia to teach English and serve as a missionary, although she loathes the term because of the negative associations it carries. Like many who were raised in the Christian faith and have thought about overseas work, Peterson longed for God to do something big in her life, admiring the glamorous missionary stories of Amy Carmichael, George Muller, and Jim Elliot. Her memoir chronicles two years in a closed country where evangelism is forbidden (she cant even tell readers her exact placement for fear of putting others in danger) and shares how her faith unraveled when she was discovered as a Christian. Forced to come to terms with results she didnt want or expect, her understanding of God began to shift and grow in different ways as she experienced a spiritual reorientation. Was making a difference really something I was called to do? she asks. No verse in my New Testament asked me to make a difference. Interspersed throughout her memoir are interludes that discuss the background of missionary work and the consequencesgood and badthat stem from it, which adds a nice touch of critical analysis to her personal narrative. Peterson is a thoughtful writer whose honest prose will appeal to any readers wanting to align themselves with Gods will, whether in a foreign land or at home. (Feb.)

 
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