All Saints, by Michael Spurlock

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I received this book from the publisher to potentially review it. I am happy to recommend it.

Very readable, this memoir is a fascinating look at a church, a minister’s life, and how the arrival of a foreign people group affects the life of the community.

The Karen people were driven out of their Asian homeland. They arrive in Smyrna, Tennessee. These Burmese Christians are looking for a church. They church-shop and land on this Episcopal church. They are accustomed to Anglican worship and theology, so it’s a good fit for them.

And since this struggling church needs members, to have an influx of members fits their needs, too. But, a lot of learning and adjusting has to take place.

This is a true story, a narrative of what actually happened not too long ago.

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