About The Plum Tree in the Desert
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.