Far from Home

Follow a boy and his family as they say goodbye to their home and travel to a new land—and a new life—far away from all they know and love. Far from Home brings hope to an impossibly difficult situation and gives a face to the nameless millions who have been uprooted from their homes.

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Advance Praise for Far from Home

The global refugee crisis is complex and overwhelming, but the people at the center of the crisis are just that: people, children, mothers, and fathers. With a compelling story and beautiful illustrations, Sarah Parker Rubio’s Far from Home helped my children (and their parents) to think through issues of displacement and loss through the eyes of a young boy and points to the hope found in Jesus, who himself was a child refugee.
Matthew Soerens
US director of church mobilization, World Relief, and coauthor of Welcoming the Stranger and Seeking Refuge
A fresh and inspired perspective on the refugee. Far from Home relates the experience of the displaced to a familiar story of the Christian faith that will resonate with kids going through major life changes.
Mike Nawrocki
Co-creator of VeggieTales and author of the Dead Sea Squirrels series
Far from Home is a story of displacement through the eyes of a child, ultimately connecting us to the eyes of a God who watched his own Son suffer due to violence and conflict. It is the perfect way to introduce children to the realities of our current global crisis while maintaining the humanity of those who are most impacted. With beautiful images, this book is a timely experiment in having a holy imagination, asking all of us to consider what it feels like to be in need of welcome.
D. L. Mayfield
Author of Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith



When I showed a couple of my book manuscripts to a friend and fellow author a while back, he said that they set up a more compassionate and kind-hearted future. That comment quickly became both my all-time favorite writing compliment and my goal for all the books I write. Sometimes it seems like the world gets harder and meaner and more humorless every day, and I try to see my writing as my sparks in the dark, tiny flames that I light and send out to light up what they can.
I’m an author, editor, wife, mother, pet parent, five-time NaNoWriMo winner, and the only female living in a house with six male creatures of various species. If the Enneagram is your jam, I’m a 4 with a 5 wing. 
I’m passionate about children’s literature, and I really like the Bible (lots of good literature in there, plus four-headed winged leopards!). I’m a Third Culture Kid, one half of a bicultural marriage, and the fiercely doting mom of two insanely adorable half-Colombian little boys.
My first little spark, the picture book Far from Home: A Story of Loss, Refuge, and Hope, is releasing from Tyndale House Publishers in October 2019.


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