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Once We Were Strangers

What Friendship with a Syrian Refugee Taught Me about Loving My Neighbor
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In 2012, Mohammad fled his Syrian village along with his wife and four sons, escaping to Jordan through the wilderness. Four years later he sat across from Shawn Smucker in a small conference room in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Though neither of them knew it, Mohammad had arrived in Shawn's life just in time.

This is the story of a friendship. It is the story of a middle-aged writer struggling to make a living and a Syrian refugee struggling to create a life for his family in a strange and sometimes hostile land. It's the story of two fathers hoping for the best, two hearts seeking compassion, two lives changed forever. It's the story of our moment in history and the opportunities it gives us to show love and hospitality to the sojourner in our midst.

Anyone who has felt torn between the desire for security and the desire to offer sanctuary to those fleeing war and violence will find Shawn Smucker a careful and loving guide on the road to mercy and unity.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780800734763
    • Manufacturer: Fleming H Revell Co
    • ISBN 13: 9780800734763
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2018
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Shawn Smucker
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