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Jefferson’s Tears

Neil Cullan McKinlay Ronald W Kirk

9781946497345
170 pages
Nordskog Publishing Inc
Overview

Great hope accompanied the movement of freed African-American slaves who migrated to Liberia. The Liberian national constitution was a nurtured sprig from the American tree. Yet the African soil proved relentlessly challenging. Over the decades, Liberia became a morally bankrupt nation beset by criminality and vicious revolution. How could God save a young man in such a cauldron of chaos?

Jefferson Williams Kollie's story is one of horror, despair, and deliverance. The degraded and revolution-torn African country of Liberia reduced a boy's life to brutal survival. The once-promising nation was now threatening both body and soul. Yet somehow Jefferson found hope and life. Could grace and redemption experienced by one man presage that of an entire struggling nation? Read how one traumatized young man confirmed God's radical emancipation in his new home of Australia.

Author Bio

Neil Cullan McKinlay was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1998. He became an Australian Army Chaplain in 2008. He is married to Dorothy, and they have three grown up daughters: Jennifer, Nina, and Fionna. Neil is Canadian born, but was raised in Scotland. Dorothy and he migrated to Canada from Scotland in 1980 and began a family. They moved to Australia’s sunny shores with their three daughters in 1990 and have resided there ever since. In 2011 Nordskog Publishing, Inc. released McKinlay’s captivating and poetic memoir relating his journey from Freemasonry to the fulfillment of his calling as a minister of the Gospel, entitled From Mason to Minister: Through the Lattice.