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"This paperback copy of The Fragile Curtain is all about her journey to diff. refuge camps. In the spring of 1980, Karen made a traveling survey of the refugee camps of the world. She went to interpret the pain and suffering of these people; instead they showed her the meaning of her own life-and of yours and mine. Forced to take a fresh look at her life, Karen allows us intimate glimpses of poignant family scenes-a birthday celebration, Christmas morning for her seriously ill child, the death of her father after a debilitating and lingering illness. The eye is the best teacher, Karen concludes at the end of her trip. I have seen and become convinced. It is the refugee who can help teach us what is truly of value."
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In this deeply moving book, we join Karen Mains on her very personal journey through the crowded refugee warehouses of the world. She went to write about the pain and suffering of these people. Instead they showed her the meaning of her own life. The sacredness of family. The miracle of love. The hope of birth-and death. Karen dares us all to look at our own lives: to assess the good-and the bad. To celebrate the joy and the blessing of family life. To be thankful that despite sorrow and suffering we dare to begin again.About the Author:
Karen Mains is a prolific author and an articulate communicator whose national prizewinning books address deep spiritual issues. Most of her creative works have been birthed out of personal experience as a pastor's wife and her many active years in radio and television broadcasting with The Chapel of the Air Ministries.
Her travels through barrios and refugee camps in Central America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa resulted in her book The Fragile Curtain, which won the 1982 Christopher Award given to writers, producers, and directors whose works affirm the highest values of the human spirit and are representative of the best achievements in their fields. Since then, in the publishing of more than two dozen books, Karen has been the recipient of many other awards, including three Christian Booksellers' Gold Medallions. Open Heart, Open Home is her first and best-selling classic, which in its numerous printings has sold over five-hundred thousand copies.
Widely experienced in administrative leadership, Karen is now a member of the executive team of The Chapel Ministries, and her eight-year service on the board of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship culminated in being elected the first woman chairperson of that committee (1993-1995).
The Mainses have been married for 36 years and live in the western suburbs of Chicago. As the parents of four grown children, Karen and David are highly committed to Christian family values and are eagerly sharing their invaluable experience with the next generation, their growing clan of grandchildren.
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Book Description David C. Cook Publishing Company, 1983. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0891917950
Book Description David C. Cook Publishing Compa, 1983. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110891917950