kent’s books

Learn more about the two books that Co-Director Kent Annan has written about his experiences in Haiti.

After Shock: Searching for Honest Faith When Your World is Shaken

InterVarsity Press, 2011

“Kent has put into words the questions many of us wrestle with in silence, and done so with such humanity and humility, it’s impossible to walk away unchanged. This is a raw, beautiful and courageous book, brimming with truth on every page.”

Rachel Held Evans, author and blogger

“It is hard to explain how I can say that this is a truly beautiful book, when it comes out of a background of such horror. But that was my dominant emotion as I finished it. Beautiful, perhaps, because up-close honesty is beautiful where the clichés of certainty-at-a-distance are repellant. Beautiful because it touches depths of reality where the beauty of God glimmers through the inexplicable darkness of suffering and the desperation of faith, love and hope. Of course, it is also a deeply disturbing book. But if its brutal honesty upsets you, or if the questions it throws before God with baffled anger and gritty trust seem too irreverent, perhaps you have not really spent enough time in the company of Jeremiah, Job, the psalmists–and Jesus.”

Christopher J.H. Wright, author of The Mission of God

Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle: Living Fully, loving dangerously

InterVarsity Press, 2009

“This wonderful book is as much about faith and commitment and service and love and love of service as it is about the author and about Haiti. Please read it. You will be uplifted and you will be inspired, but most of all you will enjoy it.”

Edwidge Danticat Author, Brother I’m Dying

“This is a book that emerges from the tireless struggle familiar to Haiti’s slums and to Jesus’ Galilee. Kent Annan’s story is filled with the hope that there is a God who can set free both the oppressed and the oppressors. After all, Kent is one rich ruler who has entered the kingdom, but he had to learn that you can’t drive a BMW across the border.”

Shane Claiborne Author, activist and recovering sinner

Kent is available to speak about his books and his experiences working in Haiti with Haiti Partners.