Readers will find themselves transported as they journey with author Robert Benson to a beautiful tropical island - a foreign place which awakens a true sense of home.
While creating a rich and evocative picture of island life, the author explores his two vastly different "homes" and encourages us to examine our own notions of place, community, belonging and the spiritual life.
From the opening paragraph, the author's tale and tone captivate:
"The first time that we came to this part of the world, the man who was supposed to meet us at the airport was not actually at the airport when we arrived. But at least it was raining and dark and our luggage was trapped in customs because it was late and the customs man had gone to get something to eat. There was a person or two who were trying to be helpful in a language that the guidebook has said was going to be English but turned out to be unlike any sort of English that I had actually heard before.
We had been traveling for fourteen hours by then and the fifteenth hour did not look very promising."
Robert Benson ushers readers into a unique world with his gentle humor, stories of island life and fresh insights about home and heaven.