What happens when a woman in her forties leaves her family and friends to serve the church overseas? Based in the Middle East, there is nothing simple or safe about the ministry Raylene Pearce is called into.
The mantra, "Will I ever be seen again?” rings loud throughout this memoir.
LOST in the thick fog of northern India
CHASED by rabid dogs in the middle of the night in Egypt
TRAPPED in a taxi at 3am racing madly through Cairo's City of the Dead in total darkness
DISTANCED by Egyptian friends as the bombs rain down on Iraq
EVICTED by her crazed landlord the morning after 9/11.
It’s all here in Night Journeys…… and God shows up every time.
Night Journeys is an exhilarating and dangerous ride taken by a single woman. The stories in this memoir are beautifully written with humour, empathy and passion.
Raylene Pearce's Christian faith, exuberant personality and care for others shines in every word.
“Prepare to be informed, entertained and amazed.”
Dr Rosanne Hawke, author of The Truth about Peacock Blue, Karenza, and many books inspired by her life in Pakistan and country South Australia.
“You will be swept into a world of sensitively drawn characters, heart-stopping dead of night taxi rides, heart rending kindnesses and pain. To share in the abundance of joy, faith and exuberance, which is Raylene Pearce’s extraordinary life - read on.”
Jill Baker, author of Beloved African, is working on a Trilogy informed by her intriguing life in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.
About the author:
Raylene Pearce lives with her husband Greg in Coromandel Valley, South Australia. She has written and directed plays, authored magazine articles and in 1994 called out by God to work in Christian media in the Middle East for ten years. She has been a guest speaker on four continents. In 2008 she obtained a Degree in Creative Writing.