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More Screams, Different Deserts

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Chapter 1- Persevering to Raise TCKs with TLC

We Should Do That

What Happens When Husbands Are Gone

The “L” Word

What Can I Say?!

All-American Baseball . . . Kind Of

It’s Only an Earthquake

Where Is the Museum?

A Mother’s Sacrifice

The Birth

One of the Differences between Us and Hamsters

A Dangerous Prayer

Chapter 2- A Deeper Look at Love and Perseverance



Rejoice in Suffering

Endurance and Encouragement from the Word

Jars of Clay

Living Hope, Eternal Inheritance, and Refined Faith

Chapter 3- Joy in Stretching Spiritually

As the Deer

The Miraculous and the Mundane

Fasting with Donuts

Trees or Football

People Who Live with Glass Tabletops Shouldn’t . . .

Remember Jeremiah 29:11

Chapter 4- A Deeper Look at Joy

Joy in His Presence (Mary)

The Joy of the Lord Is Your Strength (Nehemiah)

Joyfully Persevering (Habakkuk)

Eternal Perspective Brings Joy (Jesus)

Joy in the Midst of Suffering (the Macedonians)

Chapter 5- Transitions, Travel, and Tiredness

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

Reentry Challenges!

The Scarred Purse


Blessed Are the Aged

Three’s a Crowd!

Minor Inconveniences Can Add Up to a Major Headache

A Walk Like No Other

Lesson Learned from the Camel Market

Chapter 6- A Deeper Look at Faith, Love, and Hope

Work Produced by Faith Includes Joy and Suffering

Labor Prompted by Love Involves Transformation and Sacrifice

Endurance Inspired by Hope Entails Working and Waiting

Chapter 7- Relationships

My Sister’s Tale of Epic Heroism

From Hot Pants to Hot Flashes

Night Owl or Early Bird

Love Is Blind

The Pedicure from Hel . . . Well, I Mean Not a Good Place

Tricky Team Relationships

Ode to Samson

Chapter 8- A Deeper Look at Hope and Security in God Alone

“What Else Do I Have?” (Micah)

Forfeiting Grace (Jonah)


More Screams, Different Deserts
Joy and Perseverance for Women in Cross-Cultural Ministry
by: Sue Eenigenburg (Author)
More Screams, Different Deserts is another invitation to join Sue on her adventures in cross-cultural living and biblical studies that have helped her along the way. With twenty-seven years of experience in cross cultural ministry, Sue realizes that joy and perseverance are essential for thriving in life and ministry. Her stories and insights encourage women to look to Jesus, our only hope wherever we live.

Stories, ranging from one corner of the world to another, include discovering a forgotten museum, protecting her children from chocolate, visiting a camel market, and meeting wild pigs on a nighttime walk. God has been her refuge, and his Word held her steady when all she really wanted to do was run away and hide. Questions and resources at the end of each chapter will help readers think through personal application and find additional help.


  • Sue’s delightful sense of humor colorfully tells real life stories of living cross-culturally. She presents Bible passages to study along with practical applications for women working across cultures. The questions to ponder are a great springboard for personal contemplation or creative dialogue with others.
    Lorrie Lindgrenexecutive director of Thrive
  • Sue shares her deeper journeys into the scriptures as she learns lessons on joy and perseverance, suffering, hope, love, and faith. All along the way she reveals her own struggles and heart’s stories. I could relate to so much I read. My own struggles were recognized. My own sufferings began to make sense. Sue’s use of humor served as sugar to make the truth-medicine go down. This is a well written, well experienced, well lived book that will surely benefit any woman serving cross-culturally around the world.
    Robynn BlissEden Vigil and co-author, Expectations and Burnout

Additional Details

  • Pages: 288
  • Publisher: William Carey Library
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publish Year: 2013
  • ISBN: 9780878085378
  • Vendor: William Carey Library