The Plum Tree in the Desert
By Naomi Reed
By Naomi Reed
Naomi Reed is one of Australia’s best-selling authors in the Christian market. She is also a returned Interserve Partner! At the end of 2012, Paul Bendor-Samuel, International Director of Interserve, commissioned Naomi to write a new book, telling the best stories of faith and mission, over the last 25 years, in Asia and the Arab World. Naomi said yes to the project immediately and travelled to meet Interserve Partners who had served in the Arabian Peninsula, South East Asia, North Africa, the Central Asian Republics and the Tibetan Plateau.
The stories were powerful. Each Partner described their struggles of service, including seeing death in the raw, being held at gunpoint, living through attempted rapes, being forced to leave the country, witnessing the murder of their colleagues, and more… but within all of that, they spoke powerfully about the goodness of God, of his mercy and kindness, and what it means to persevere and trust him, even when it seems too hard. This is a book for everyone.
The Plum Tree in the Desert is available from Koorong as paperback or ebook.
Published by Authentic Media, 2015.
Naomi Reed is one of Australia’s best-selling authors in the Christian market. She is also a returned Interserve Partner! She served in Nepal with her family, chronicling their experiences in her first book, My Seventh Monsoon.
Learn more about Naomi’s writing at naomireed.info
“I smiled, I cried, and I marvelled, but most of all I found myself moved to thanksgiving to the Lord as I read through these absorbing stories. Here are flesh and blood women and men, authentic in their honesty about the cost as well as the privilege of living for the Lord Jesus in some of the hardest of hard places as far as sharing the gospel is concerned, yet all able to testify that God is faithful – and that He is building His Church even there.
Rose Dowsett, mission writer and researcher