Book Review: Far From Home

Far From Home JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Far From Home by Mabel Ninan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



Title: Far From Home
Author: Mabel Ninan
Publisher: Iron Stream
Release Date: July 12, 2022
Genre: Christian / Non-Fiction / Spiritual Growth

Explore the intersection between culture, identity, and faith in this new release from an earthly immigrant who gained a spiritual perspective.

What is my purpose? Why do I exist? A sense of self and belonging are two questions many of us struggle to answer.

 And what if you are a foreigner in another land?
 How does one adjust to a new culture? Discover their place in a new society?
 For Mabel Ninan, born and raised in India and an immigrant in America shortly after marriage, the search for those answers sent her on a journey that led to an unexpected and exciting discovery.
 God revealed she was not only an earthly immigrant but also a spiritual one, created with a unique calling to impact His kingdom. Mabel’s renewed perspective imbued her with joy and hope, urging her to share the message with others.
 Drawing from her personal experiences and by examining the lives of biblical heroes, Mabel sheds light on what it means to live as a citizen of Heaven on earth. Far from Home will inspire you to:
 • Embrace your identity as a foreigner on earth.
 • Make your home with God.
 • Find community and common purpose with fellow sojourners.


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Born and raised in the minority Christian community in India, Mabel Ninan moved to the US in 2008 shortly after getting married. In nearly thirteen years of her marriage, her family has called ten different places across two continents and seven cities home. The challenges Mabel faced as an immigrant on the move led to a spiritual crisis that drew her nearer to God’s side where she learned valuable lessons about how to live as a citizen of heaven. Her mission is to inspire believers to embrace their pilgrim journey on earth and boldly pursue their heavenly calling. A contributor to Guideposts’ All God’s Creatures: Daily Devotions for Animal Lovers 2022, Mabel’s writings have appeared in The Upper Room,, Leading Hearts Magazine, and (in) She hosts a YouTube podcast called Immigrant Faith Stories where she shares testimonies of immigrants, refugees, missionaries, and cross-cultural ministry leaders. She has been serving in various roles in women’s ministry for almost a decade. Mabel enjoys reading, traveling, and dancing, but nothing gives her more joy than having conversations about the Bible. Mabel is pursuing M.A. in Theological Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She lives with her husband, son, and Maltese pup in Northern California.

CONNECT WITH MABEL: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


(1) winner will receive a paperback copy of Far from Home, a customized notepad and bookmark (eco-friendly products made by rural artisans in India help sustain endangered art forms and secure livelihoods), access to digital resources (including a recipe booklet, teaching videos, and audio prayers), and a $30 Amazon gift card.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight July 11, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 18, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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My Thoughts on Far From Home

This book was just wow. It only emphasized the reason I love reading non-fiction books.  

Mabel Ninan gave me a new set of eyes on what it truly means to be a “stranger and alien” in this world. I have several friends who immigrated from India like Mabel Ninan and I never quite realized all they went through to get here.  

Mabel Ninan broke down the main concept into three parts: Fining our home in heaven, where we can find our identities, and the need to find a Godly community. I truly loved how she wove in scripture to underscore her points and it gave them a deeper sense of realistic truth.  

I loved her personal experiences. Talk about a sad eye-opening experience. But I like her take away and encouragement. Because of it she is in a unique situation to give the full grace of God to those who treated her differently and to educate others for change.  

One of my favorite things about the book was the reflection/action questions at the end of the chapters. Designed to help you put into practice the different principles covered. They were helpful and a great reminder.  

I truly love this book and I think it’s one everybody should read. 5 stars.  

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback.  

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