Awkward Grace

Jeff McCord


Awkward Grace

Awkward Grace

  • Title: Awkward Grace
  • Author: Jeff McCord
  • ISBN: 9781933353173
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback



In the small African nation of Burundi, a government incited massacre makes Mevin Ntwari a refugee In the hills of East Tennessee, a reluctant sense of duty compels Ben Bellamy to lead his church s outreach committee And somewhere between these two events faith inspires an unlikely connection Not all of Mevin s family escapes the horror of genocide, but along with his bIn the small African nation of Burundi, a government incited massacre makes Mevin Ntwari a refugee In the hills of East Tennessee, a reluctant sense of duty compels Ben Bellamy to lead his church s outreach committee And somewhere between these two events faith inspires an unlikely connection Not all of Mevin s family escapes the horror of genocide, but along with his brother he finally makes his way to America Waiting for him is Ben, a man whose natural goodness outshines the obstacles inherent in welcoming a stranger to Appalachia Having only honest hearts in common, the men struggle to find their way together But through a sort of awkward grace, the men uncover a friendship that only poets and old cowboy movies seem to understand With Ben s help, Mevin thrives in his new country And when Ben becomes ill, Mevin becomes his salvation The story is representative of the thousands of Burundian and Rwandan refugees who escaped their countries genocides and with the help of ordinary people made new lives in America even in Appalachia.


Recent Comments "Awkward Grace"

This book is written by an acquaintance in my hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee who also writes a regular column in our newspaper. I was so impressed! I am glad to see that it is here on . I loved the story! Jeff was a guest speaker at an ALS Walk in Kingsport, and that is how I found out about the book (the main character has ALS). Jeff commented that the book needed a villain, and the villain was the disease and all that it changes about your life. It's a very inspiring story. Read it!

Best book I've read in a long time. Excellent writing. Sweet story. I hope the author has another book in the works!


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