A Rebel Priest, a Daring Woman
and Their Years of Living Dangerously
Author: Gregory Jordan5.5 X 8.5” – 296 pages“Read this book: You’ll find yourself immersed in
your own spiritual transformation.”
– Joan Chittister, OSB
The gripping, true story of a parish community
set in one of the most violent places on
earth: the Anapra barrio in Juarez, Mexico.
Kevin Mullins, a rowdy Australian priest,
and his housekeeper, Rayna Hernandez, risk
everything to build a parish while dealing with
murderous drug cartels, oppressive poverty,
powerful cults, roving street gangs, and
crooked government officials.
As homes burn,
people disappear, and bodies are discovered,
Father Kevin and Rayna battle to keep their
parishioners alive while transforming the
community into a force against evil.
The page-turning, thought-provoking
narrative is told with unflinching honesty by
author and journalist Greg Jordan. Perfect for
parish reading groups, this is an illuminating
tale of spiritual resistance, and the church’s
mission in a dangerous and complex world.Peek Inside! See the table of contents, the introduction, and a sample chapter from this book. Read the U.S. Catholic review of this book!
Read an excerpt from this book:
“ Father Kevin Mullins knew they would
come for him, but he had expected, even
hoped, that they would come with less cliché. Not
a big truck rumbling outside in the moonlight;
not the sounds of machismo echoing off the
cinder block shacks; not the knock on the door
that he heard now.
As he sat there afraid—yes, he admitted,
afraid—he imagined the playing out of the cliché:
take the keys off the hook on the wall as they hold
a gun to his head.
Stumble down the dirt road
to the church with the gun in his side, unlock
the church, fumble with the safe until they push
the gun into his neck, finally get the code right,
swing open the door, step back to show its perfect
emptiness. And then either be shot or, if they have
a sense of irony, beaten repeatedly with the brass
chalice that they would they carry off in grim
hope that it might just be gold.”