They Come Back Singing: Finding God with the Refugees PDF

They Come Back Singing: Finding God with the Refugees ❮KINDLE❯ ❅ They Come Back Singing: Finding God with the Refugees Author Gary Smith – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk For years, Gary Smith, a Jesuit priest, led a familiar life in the Pacific Northwest Then, one day in , he left that life behind to spend six years among Sudanese refugees struggling to survive in ref For years, Gary Smith, a Jesuit Back Singing: PDF/EPUB æ priest, led a familiar life in the Pacific Northwest Then, one day in , he left that life behind to spend six years among Sudanese refugees struggling to survive in refugee camps in northern Uganda He traveled to this dangerous, pitiless place to be with these forsaken people out of a conviction that Jesuits should be going where no one else goes Smith s They Come ePUB í journal is a vivid, inspiring account of the deep connections he forged during his life changing experience with the Sudanese refugees in Uganda Along the way, he discovered a suffering people who, despite being displaced by a brutal civil war, find the strength to let go of the many and deep sorrows of the pastUltimately, They Come Back Singing is a window to the spiritual life and growth of a priest Come Back Singing: PDF/EPUB æ whose generous spirit and genuine love allow him to serve and be served in truly extraordinary ways.


10 thoughts on “They Come Back Singing: Finding God with the Refugees

  1. Sister Sister says:

    Powerful, thought provoking description of Fr Gary Smith s 6 years with the Jesuit Refugee Service, working with Sudanese refugees in Uganda His conversion to Catholicism, then his yes in response to the call to the priesthood, all indicate a deep thinker, that is reflected in the book He also feels deeply and can articulate that as well Powerful, thought provoking description of Fr Gary Smith s 6 years with the Jesuit Refugee Service, working with Sudanese refugees in Uganda His conversion to Catholicism, then his yes in response to the call to the priesthood, all indicate a deep thinker, that is reflected in the book He also feels deeply and can articulate that as well


  2. Cappy Cappy says:

    Give Fr Gary Smith credit for this much he s honest _They Come Back Singing_ is Fr Smith s frank accounting of six years working with Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda as a staffer with Jesuit Refugee Services Smith doesn t mince words when evaluating African politics, the faith experiences of the refugees in his care, and even his own reservations and discomfort about the job he did there.Frankly, Fr Smith spends most of the book sorting throu Give Fr Gary Smith credit for this much he s honest _They Come Back Singing_ is Fr Smith s frank accounting of six years working with Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda as a staffer with Jesuit Refugee Services Smith doesn t mince words when evaluating African politics, the faith experiences of the refugees in his care, and even his own reservations and discomfort about the job he did there.Frankly, Fr Smith spends most of the book sorting through his ambivalence maybe even too much But there is power in his willingness to share his warts, his erroneous snap judgments, and his struggles with loneliness along the way For anyone who has spent any time working overseas, much of Fr Smith s analysis will ring hauntingly true Others will be taken by the author s reporting on the breadth and depth of Christian faith in action amongst the world s most disadvantaged people.Gary Smith writes as someone still struggling with the questions the big ones about faith, and prayer, and justice In that way he is not unlike the rest of us But because he is so willing to lay himself bare for us to see, he has become a powerful example for the rest of us One worth taking seriously


  3. Sara Sara says:

    Overall, a nice memoir from a Jesuit priest who eventually found himself called to minister to the Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda At times I felt it was a little self serving, but mostly I was impressed by Fr Smith s willingness to go outside his comfort zone and accept a vocation to work with the poorest and most destitute of people, in a war torn, disease ravaged, climate challenged location The simple faith of the refugees was quite staggering in the midst of much suffering.


  4. Susan Susan says:

    Smith draws the reader into his world, gives us a close up look at what life is in the Sudanese refugee camps in Uganda At least for me, it is impossible to read a book such as this and not be changed.I had to take the book back to the library before I was done with itbut I look forward to finishing this book one day and reading Gary Smith s other books.


  5. Emily Reznicek Emily Reznicek says:

    This is a fantastic book that I highly recommend to anyone working with refugees, or interested in social justice, africa or poverty The author did a fantastic job inter weaving history, politics, social justice, theology and personal stories.


  6. Dolores Dolores says:

    Wow, it s been almost a year since I ve been on this site Wonderful book about a Jesuit priest in Africa.


  7. Dan Dan says:

    The writing feels a little uneven and a bit forced at times, but that doesn t make his stories from Uganda any less powerful.


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