About Us

About Mark: I am a follower of Jesus Christ, saved by grace, through faith (Eph. 2:8).  I am also a husband, father, pastor, and missionary.  I love to read and blog about reformed theology, world missions, church planting, discipleship, missionary life, books,  travel, and sports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Ron: I teach English and government in Okinawa, Japan. I love reading theology and fiction, and my52books.com helps keep me accountable. Reading with three kids under 5 is a bit of a challenge, but I keep trying to find ways to read more. My favorites writers are C. S. Lewis, Flannery O’ Connor, and Raymond Carver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10301438_10152470446549203_8006025607376276603_nAbout John: A broken sinner saved by the gracious work of Jesus Christ. Husband to the greatest woman of all time. Seriously. Father of 2-4 children (we’re in the process of adoption). Navy chaplain. I enjoy surfing, SCUBA, basketball, and exploring. I also like to read and write and want to get better at both.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Comment on About Us

  1. Dear Ron,

    I recently found you on Amazon’s Customer Reviews, and I was wondering if you would be interested in reading and reviewing Beautiful Hero: How We Survived the Khmer Rouge?

    HERE IS THE BLURB:

    With only half a canteen of water and one baby bottle, a family of eight fought for their lives in the killing fields and land mines of Cambodia.

    Heroes emerge in the most unlikely places, under the most dangerous conditions. They are often the most ordinary of people facing extraordinary times. Surrounded by unimaginable adverse forces, one woman would ultimately lead her entire family to survive. Beautiful Hero is an autobiographical narrative told from a daughter’s perspective. The story centers around Meiyeng, the eponymous Beautiful Hero, and her innate ability to sustain everyone in her family.

    Meiyeng’s acumen in solving problems under extreme circumstances is thought-provoking and awe-inspiring. She shepherded her entire family through starvation, diseases, slavery and massacres in war-torn Cambodia to forge a new life in America.

    Over two million people—a third of the country’s population—fell victim to a devastating genocide in Cambodia. The rise of the Khmer Rouge posed not merely a single challenge to survival, but rather a series of nightmarish obstacles that required constant circumvention, outmaneuvering, and exceptional fortitude from those few who would survive the regime intact.

    Beautiful Hero eerily and suspensefully unravels the layers of atrocity and evil unleashed upon the people, providing a clear view of this horrific and violent time of the Cambodian revolution.

    The story highlights the most basic impulses of man: good vs. evil, individual vs. group, democracy vs. tyranny, and life vs. death. It is the ultimate story of love, sacrifice, survival, and redemption. It reaffirms the good in humanity by showing how one family lived and survived with grace and dignity despite being pushed to the limits.

    If interested, I’d be happy to send the Kindle edition via “Give as a Gift” from Amazon to your email address, or you can read it for free if you have Kindle Unlimited. (To read the book, you do not need a Kindle device, JUST download Kindle App from Amazon or Apple Store to read.)

    Thank you so much for your time.

    Jennifer Lau

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