Local Author Releases New Book, 'Not In Kansas Anymore'

Sep 19, 2022 at 07:50 am by WGNS News

(Left) Carol B. Ghattas and (Right) New book released

Murfreesboro, TN — Author and speaker Carol B. Ghattas has announced the release of her latest book, Not in Kansas Anymore: Finding Home in Cross-Cultural Service, published by Xulon Press.

“Full of stories, struggles, and practical advice for new and prospective missionaries,” writes David Jacob, Director of the Center for Missionary Mobilization and Retention at Trinity Bible College and Graduate School. “Not in Kansas Anymore will help make your adjustment to the mission field as smooth as possible. If you want to thrive on the mission field and have a long, fruitful ministry, you need to read this book!”


Knowing that many who serve in cross-cultural settings leave the field for preventable reasons, Ghattas draws from her thirty-plus years of experience in missions to help readers learn what it takes to find home in a new place and among a new people group. The ability to feel at home goes a long way to maintaining longevity in service.

Not in Kansas Anymore is a book for those thinking about missions, already on the journey, or helping others to move toward the call to serve. It is a valuable resource for churches, sending organizations, and families. With questions included for each topic, Not in Kansas Anymore can be used for both individuals and groups.

Carol Ghattas knows the challenges of finding home in overseas service. Her cross-cultural experience is not confined to one region, country, or people group, as Ghattas has worked among Laotians, West Africans, and Arabs. She has lived what she writes, reflected in this book as well as her blog, non-fiction work, and novels, which she wrote under the pen name Um Daoud. Ghattas is a sought-after speaker on Islam, missions, and other topics. Connect with her for speaking engagements through her website, lifeinexile.net.

Not in Kansas Anymore is available at xulonpress.com or other online book distributors.

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