Last November, I quit my day job, packed my bags and hopped a plane to Southeast Asia. As part of a five-man team from Imago Dei Community, I spent two weeks traveling in Vietnam and Cambodia, seeking out stories of personal transformation in the lives of people who rarely (if ever) get to tell their stories.
We came back with thousands of photos, hours of tape, pages of notes and more memories than we could count. And we had to somehow take all that, distill it down, and create an artifact — a book — to contain and tell the stories we’d been entrusted with.
It has, to say the least, been a busy year.
But finally — through endless writes and rewrites, meticulous layout and design meetings and wrestling with just how best to present these stories to the world — we have something to show for a long year of hard work: Brother/Sister: Stories of Transformation from Vietnam and Cambodia.
The book, weighing in at just around 100-pages, is a collection of stories of celebration, both of the people we met and the God they worship. It’s quite something to behold.
It goes to print this week and will come out (God willing and the creek don’t rise) around Advent. There’ll be much more info on where to get a copy later, but for now, here are a few spreads from the book to whet your appetite.