ISBN 978-1-949572-62-9 

Carpenter’s Son Publishing, Franklin, TN

Trade paperback, 304 pages, $14.99

eBook $9.99

A story so compelling

it "will have you in tears of joy...." *

*Craig L. Blomberg DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF

NEW TESTAMENT, DENVER SEMINARY

About Tony

Tony Weedor has crossed many borders. As a native African and former Muslim, he brings a unique perspective to questions about cultural conflict. Tony was in training to become an imam when he decided to follow Jesus. His Muslim parents disowned him as a result, and while he managed to finish college, he barely escaped a horrific civil war with his wife and their fourteen-month-old daughter. After three years in a refugee camp, they were rescued and brought to America where Tony graduated from Denver Seminary (USA). Tony holds a M.Div/PR-Philosophy and has taught Islamic history both at Denver Seminary and at Evangelical Theological College in Ethiopia. He lectured about Islam following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and has spoken before Congress in his native Liberia. Today, Tony’s Bible radio commentaries are heard throughout a large portion of West Africa. After years as Regional Director for Africa for the humanitarian organization Advancing Native Missions, Tony now serves as Missions Associate for Muslim Outreach at Southeast Christian Church, in Louisville, KY. He and his wife, Elizabeth Fahn-Weedor, also provide educational and material support to Liberia through their Centerpoint

International Foundation, a ministry that has brought needed relief supplies to the country and has built and is now operating Petals of Hope, a school and a safe house for girls

near Monrovia.

 
 
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About The Reason For Tears

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Though she’d loved, taught, and protected him when he was

younger, Weedor’s Muslim mother Manifah disowned him after he abandoned his imam training to follow Jesus. Tony finished college and went to work for a

missionary agency in his home country of Liberia. After barely escaping the Liberian Civil War, he spent three years in a refugee camp with his wife and daughter before being brought from West Africa to America, where he graduated from seminary and began a career in international ministry. Now, after an absence of thirteen years, Pastor Tony Weedor returns in the wake of 9/11 to a Liberia devastated by war hoping to reconcile with the woman he still calls “Mama.”

"Tony Weedor's...story is gripping and challenging - I couldn't put it down. He is honest and vulnerable but his intellect is keen...His Christian faith has been tested in ways I can only shudder to think about. He has much to teach us about being an intelligent, faithful believer in Christ."

RUTH GRAHAM

 
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