Featured on Catalyst Press

Catalyst Press has featured Caroline Kurtz’s Memoirs

The books are described as ” rich with honesty, vulnerability, and most of all, hope and love as she explores her life between two worlds in A ROAD CALLED DOWN ON BOTH SIDES, and working for peace in S. Sudan even as her personal life grows more unstable in TODAY IS TOMORROW. Both are out now and available through your favorite bookseller.”  You can select

By |2023-06-07T13:57:14+00:00June 7, 2023|Book Reviews, Press|

Book Chat Interview With Caroline Kurtz

Caroline was recently interviewed for Book Chat on the Cowlitz County, Washington station KLTV.

Alan Rose, a great interviewer, got Caroline talking about her unusual childhood as an Oregonian in Africa, and about the writing of her books set in Ethiopia and South Sudan. The interview is full of interesting stories and bits of history. Enjoy!

Select here to visit the Book Chat Site

To visit Caroline Kurtz’s Author Site, select here


By |2023-04-04T17:33:05+00:00April 4, 2023|Book Reviews|

LitHub – Book Review

LitHub – Book Review

Today is Tomorrow Book CoverIn the eyes of some Christians, Western missionaries in Africa are often regarded as holy martyrs who must Christianize the dark continent at all costs. In the eyes of secular skeptics, missionaries are usually the destroyers of indigenous cultures and irrational proselytizers who want to convert people to the Christian faith against their will.

Both of these divergent views

By |2023-04-04T17:31:02+00:00October 5, 2022|Book Reviews|

Caroline Kurtz: On Writing Memoir

Caroline Kurtz: On Writing Memoir

With my husband and sons, I moved mid-career to Nairobi, Kenya from a teaching job in Ethiopia. We’d been asked to work for four years with Nuers, the second largest ethnic group in South Sudan. It was a misbegotten and doomed assignment. Trauma from the Sudanese civil war, now in its thirtieth year, pressed on everyone, always, and everywhere. Corruption ruled.

By |2023-04-04T17:31:02+00:00July 8, 2022|Book Reviews, Interviews|

Caroline Kurtz Recommended Reading

Ten Books to Help Understand the Conflicts in South Sudan and Ethiopia

Caroline Kurtz Recommends Maaza Mengiste, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Dinaw Mengestu, and More – By Caroline Kurtz

The first home I remember well sat on the edge of a remote escarpment in mountainous Ethiopia. Ethiopians there accepted me, bemused and curious about my strange hair that had been bleached by the tropical highland sun. When I returned to the US, I spoke as a native,

By |2023-09-22T18:11:06+00:00April 25, 2022|Book Reviews, Press|

Dr. Sue Hudson – Book Review

Rev. Dr. Sue Hudson reviews Caroline Kurtz’s new book.

Caroline Kurtz’s book is real, raw and truly a sacred story of who she is and how God has called her since childhood. This is her second memoir, as she continues to process her ministry, cross-cultural identity, family connections and deep desire to make a difference in the world. As a mother, mission co-worker and minister, I could relate. I have three daughters who sometimes feel

By |2023-04-04T17:31:03+00:00April 22, 2022|Book Reviews|

Caroline Kurtz Wins Best First Book Award

Caroline Kurtz Wins Best First Book Award

” Huge congratulations to Caroline Kurtz! Her memoir A Road Called Down on Both Sides: Growing up in Ethiopia and America was recently awarded the Best First Book Award by the Presbyterian Writers Guild! The award honors the best debut by a Presbyterian author written during 2018-2019. Caroline’s thoughtful memoir of her life as the child of missionaries explores faith, family, and what it means to find home
By |2024-03-13T16:05:03+00:00July 17, 2020|Awards, Book Reviews|
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