Outrageous Grace

A Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness

by Grace L. Fabian



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/5/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781475986587
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781475986594
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781475986600

About the Book

That morning, a beautiful day on the tropical island of Papua New Guinea, Grace Fabian brimmed in excitement over the idea that she and her husband, Edmund, were close to finishing their missionary project, the translation of the Nabak New Testament. But, while in the midst of translating the love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13, someone murdered Edmund.

In this memoir, Grace narrates the couples’ life story—of their separate journeys before they met, to their shared life as missionaries. She tells the story of how she and her four children wrestled with grief and disorientation after Edmund’s murder. She speaks of the family’s quest for answers and of the difficulty of meshing two different worlds—the culture of the Nabak people in Papua New Guinea and of her Christian heritage from the United States.

Grace shares how she faced the challenges of forgiving the murderer, having rocks thrown at their home, receiving eviction notices, and navigating a court case in a foreign country. Outrageous Grace shows how Grace and her children discovered that God orchestrated an amazing story of redemption and forgiveness.

About the Author

Grace L. Fabian, MA, DDhc, served with Wycliffe Bible Translators, first in Mexico and then in Papua New Guinea. The mother of four children, Grace now lives in Pennsylvania, where she speaks, teaches, and writes. Visit her online at www.GraceFabian.com.