Mark Holloway doesn't want to talk about the bloody history of New Zealand - But he discovers that God does.
When he least expects it, God startles Mark, author of best seller The Freedom Diaries, with a back and forth conversation about Maori (Indigenous), Pakeha (European) and the Land (New Zealand).
The conversation is astonishing in its clarity, and incredibly moving - yet at the same time, uncomfortable, scary. It doesn't make easy reading. God gently explains how we got into the mess of racial tension we're in, that neither is without guilt. He unfolds the reason he brought Maori and Pakeha to New Zealand - a reason that would ultimately change the entire world.
Well known authors, Maori and Pakeha, say that the 19 conversations with God in this book, are what we desperatly need to hear to achieve peace in New Zealand. Best selling international authors say CRY THE WOUNDED LAND is urgent reading for people of every nation.
This is not a book about repentance. In these 19 mind-blowing conversations with God, you'll hear God explain why we need to get together, Maori and Pakeha, in a marriage of cultures, so we can achieve what he brought us to New Zealand to do. He says the land cries out under the burden of blood we have all spilled on it, that it aches and groans for the day we begin to do what we were brought to these beautiful shores to do. Together.
"Rarely have I read a book so riveting, scary, urgent, convicting, multi-layered, and universally relevant. Wow! Cry the Wounded Land is an invitation from God to listen, to be uncomfortable, to be challenged, and one charged with staggering promise and hope, indeed with the union and shared life and freedom of the Kingdom of the Truine God. Thank you, Mark, for listening and finding your courage to write."
C. Baxter Kruger, Ph.D. Author of the interational best seller The Shack revisited and Patmos.
"Who can say that God has or has not spoken to aman? According to the Bible, this is ultimately known only by observing the 'fruit' that springs from it. One thing I do know; Mark seems to be hearing a theme that is common to those I know who are vigilant in prayer and humble in heart."
John Dawson. President Emeritus YWAM. Author of the international best seller Healing America's Wounds.