“Jeanne, I’ve purchased and read your book. I think it is a must read—and very helpful and inspiring—for any group, especially churches looking to live out God’s call to love our neighbors!”
— Crystal Z., former editor, United Methodist Press, Nashville, Tennessee
On Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Bookends Bookstore at 123 N. Main St. in Hutchinson, Kansas, will host a book signing for McPherson author, Jeanne Jacoby Smith. Entitled, “Refugees! A Family’s Search for Freedom and a Church That Helped Them Find It“, Smith’s book is an actual account of her church’s experiences while resettling refugees of war. In story format, the author leads readers through the process, from meeting the refugees at the airport to their final goodbye when they were reunited with relatives, who were resettled 2,000 miles away.
“I finished your book and found it very gripping. I couldn’t put it down after starting.
“This book had the same effect on me as a movie I used in school concerning immigrants from Mexico coming to the US and trying to survive on their own. Thanks for showing the plight of people trying to adjust to a different culture.
“Your suggestions at the end of the book are excellent for any newcomer to the US.”
David S., Lebanon, Pennsylvania
“I’ve been looking forward to reading this book and it arrived in today’s mail! My 10 th grade high school English teacher in Upland, CA just published her book. We’ve stayed in contact all these years! Last time I saw her was at KSU while she was working on her doctorate. Both Jeanne and her husband Herb were very influential.”