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...." *



In The Press

About The Reason For Tears

by Tony Weedor


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."


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