Stories of Escape from Sudan to Israel
With a Foreword by Stuart Briscoe
Memoirs / Israel / Sudan / World Events
Paperback / 5.5″x8.5″ / 220 pp. / Color Photos
The true stories of how and why five men and women escaped the genocide in southern Sudan and Darfur, made their way through Egypt and were smuggled into Israel, the one country their Islamic government prohibited them from entering. In desperation they fled across the border anyway, with nothing but the clothes on their backs. No food. No money. No papers. No possessions. Just thankful to be alive. But in their hearts and minds they carried the prophecy of Isaiah that they believed spoke of them: “At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord Almighty [to Mount Zion] from a people tall and smooth-skinned” (Isaiah 18:7).
When hundreds of the tall, dark Africans began appearing in the popular beach town of Eilat, at the southernmost tip of Israel, curiosities were piqued. Where did they come from? Why were they in Eilat, Israel, of all places? When a group of the Christian refugees entered The Shelter Hostel run by John and Judy Pex, these courageous peoples’ stories, both tragic and miraculous, began to unfold. They are stories that the world—and the church—needs to hear.
Read an excerpt from the book here.
“Judith Pex writes with a deep understanding not only of Israel and her refugees but of human nature and God’s heart for all His children. Judy will move you with her words, her details, and the experiences of those with whom she has worked. She and her husband are living examples of God’s arms that are open to everyone.”
− Eric Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Fireproof, October Baby, and Field of Blood
“The breadth and depth of A People Tall and Smooth is quite breathtaking…. It deserves a wide audience.”
− David Price, retired Rector of Christ Church in Jerusalem
“As I read A People Tall and Smooth, I was impressed with the heart Judith and John have for the people of all nations and tongues. Be prepared to be challenged, encouraged, and touched as you read the stories of these amazing Sudanese Christians.”
− Marjorie Vawter, author and blogger
Judy tells the story behind A People Tall and Smooth