Love in a Fearful Land: A Guatemalan Story

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Orbis Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 128 pages
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"This book is Henri Nouwen's account of his pilgrimage to Santiago Atitlan, a Mayan town deep in the highlands of Guatemala. There an American priest, Father Stanley Rother of Oklahoma City, was murdered by a death squad. In traveling to his parish Nouwen hoped to learn more about this modern martyr, about the faith that drew him there, and the love that held him there - even though his life was at risk. This richly illustrated new edition of Love in a Fearful Land appears on the 25th anniversary of Fr. Rother's death. In commemorating his witness, it also celebrates the truth that we are all, Christians North and South, members of the same Body of Christ."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Anita - Goodreads

This short and simple book tells the compelling story of the martyr Father Stan Rother, killed by government forces in the rectory of the parish he served for 13 years in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala ... Read full review

Review: Love in a Fearful Land: A Guatemalan Story

User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

Incredible story about a priest from Oklahoma who lived in Santiago for many years and loved the people there. It is the story of how he was martyred. I think everyone should read this book that way they can understand the struggles that other people go through in other countries. Read full review


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Stans Room
A Busy Parish

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About the author (2006)

He was born in the Netherlands in 1932. An ordained priest and gifted teacher, he taught at several universities including Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale. He was a missionary in Peru. He died of a heart attack in 1996.

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