Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Discovery House
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 1627075976
ISBN-13: 9781627075978

Publisher's Description

Amy Peterson grew up in church, where she loved the adventurous stories of missionaries in foreign countries who won people to the Lord. After college, she was ready to "do big things for God" on the mission field herself. Dangerous Territory is a captivating memoir that tells Amy’s personal journey from wide-eyed adventurer to questioning believer to simply a beloved child of God. Her story will challenge your notion of "mission work," showing how you can have a vital relationship with God that naturally spills over to affect others.

Author Bio

Amy Peterson is a writer, English as a second language instructor, and assistant director of honors programming at Taylor University. She has a master’s degree in missions and intercultural studies from Wheaton College, and has used it to work with people from more than a dozen countries. Amy lives with her fellow adventurer husband and their two children on two acres of Indiana farmland. Read more of Amy’s writing on her blog, amypeterson.net. 

Editorial Reviews

"Peterson is a thoughtful writer whose honest prose will appeal to any readers wanting to align themselves with God’s will, whether in a foreign land or at home."

"Amy Peterson's wise and provocative words should be required reading for any Christian about to immerse herself in another culture or community."

"Amy Peterson's writing is vulnerable and beautiful, and she is a good companion for Christians in search of an earthy, ordinary faith."

"Amy Peterson is one of my favorite writers."

"Peterson's thoughtful and vulnerable exploration of her missionary experiences urges us to peel away the layers. To learn, finally, what it is to rest in our own Belovedness."

"Amy’s is a story of a life broken open and remade: imperfectly, beautifully. We need more brave stories like hers."

"There is a disarming determination in these pages not to let Christian faith go until its blessings are known and felt."

"Dangerous Territory is a must-read for anyone, like myself, who longs to be a part of the global story of God’s coming kingdom. Here, Peterson unpacks the layers of the traditional missionary narrative in ways that are subversive, profound, and ultimately hopeful."

"Do not read this book if you are content with safe categories, messiah complexes, or serving God as a way to serve yourself. Do read this book if you want to wrestle with a God who works outside our boxes and humbles us in the process. By sharing so freely from her own life, Peterson gives us the opportunity to invite His work into ours. Simultaneously devastating and comforting, Dangerous Territory calls us beyond our simplistic notions of commitment to God to a place of full surrender."

"Amy Peterson’s Dangerous Territory is too honest to indulge the hero façade and too authentic to avoid the unresolved questions. But real stories are like that. If you want to read a real story, a well-told story, a story where shallow Christian missionary triumphalism is replaced by the messy, unresolved, and sometimes tragic life of faith, then read this story. In Dangerous Territory we set aside our adolescent faith with its tidy answers and clean endings, and we take up an adult faith; a faith with real risk, real loss, real questions, and God’s presence on the other side of pain."

"In this book Amy Peterson opens up her messy, ordinary, and beautiful life to let us see what it meant for her to go from a young woman wrapped in the mythology of missionary heroes, through dark days of disillusionment, into a deeper, more grounded understanding of faith and calling."

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