Our good friend D.L. Mayfield wrote a book and our case finally arrived today!!
D.L. is a spectacular writer, whose work has been featured in McSweeney's, Books & Culture, Image Journal, and elsewhere. Here she writes about her experiences living among refugees, showing with aching honesty and grace how her life was changed by those she thought she was rescuing. This is her first book. It is beautiful, poignant, and truthful. We hope it will not be her last.
We will be hosting a book table at her release party this Thursday. Copies will be on sale for $10! See the event page for details. Don't miss it!
Here is an excerpt from the book:
Jesus, the Bible told us, was a refugee. That he would so easily be able to identify with the life experiences of my friends makes me ache. He experienced many of the same sorrows, running from power-hungry people and experiencing losses of life and culture and home. And he came to deliver people, to heal and restore and bring justice, and to show us that we cannot prove ourselves worthy to God; we are simply his beloved children in the end.