Two cultures collide and embrace in this love story and coming-of-age struggle for life’s “high places.” After Tenwa burns his tribe’s religious shrine, he realizes that following the missionary may cost him his life. His father and the tribal leaders want him dead. He flees his village, hoping to reach the Nile River and safety of high places he's never been before.
Missionaries William Bell and his wife, Jessica, could be Tenwa’s only hope for survival. As the Germans and British battle for land in East Africa, William and Jessica struggle to evangelize the “heathen” and survive wars of their own in early twentieth-century Uganda. As the Bells help Tenwa survive, they learn about redemption from the ones they came to redeem.
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