All That You Can’t Leave Behind

all that youISBN: 978-0-9795394-1-1

By Ryan J. Murphy

“Do all missionaries live in grass huts, wear taped glasses, have 13 children, and stutter?”

My, my, my.  You really need to pick up this book. 

Through personal stories, cultural insights, and perspectives on the mission movement in Africa, Ryan Murphy shares what the missionary life looks like in the 21st century.

All That You Can’t Leave Behind offers an entertaining bridge into the unknown lands of missions work and challenges you to make a difference in your world for God’s glory.

Leave the ordinary.  Live the extraordinary.


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 “Enjoy this fun and slightly mischievous story of a very ‘ordinary’ young American couple who felt God call them to leave paying jobs, amazing friends, and a beautiful home in the United States and to become missionaries caring for kids at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya.”

–Lanny Arensen, International Director for African Inland Mission

 “In an age where the Great Commission has become more talk than walk, Ryan Murphy has given us a gift.  In fresh prose, Murphy has put flesh on the bones of Christ’s commission.  Come learn.  Love.  Be inspired.”

–Harry Kraus, M.D., medical missionary and best-selling author of Breathing Grace: What You Need More Than Your Next Breath

“If you visualize a young Southern California couple with everything going for them—house, education, job, reputation, looks, humor, athleticism—you are thinking of the Murphys.  To see them move out as career missionaries has been a huge encouragement to me personally and to all who have watched their journey.”

–Brad Buser, missions pastor and New Tribes Mission church planter

“You will find the insights Ryan and Heather Murphy share in this book to be real and refreshing. If you want a very readable book on missions in Africa which deals with both the practical and the theoretical, look no further. You will enjoy this book.”

–Dr. Ted Barnett, United States Director of Africa Inland Mission





If you are looking for an excellent resource for new missionaries or senders of missionaries, check out my first book All That You Can’t Leave Behind: A Rookie Missionary’s Life in Africa.
Lee in Minnesota bought 20 to give out at his missions conference. Greg in Michigan bought 10 for his missions committee to read. Bill in Pennsylvania passed 20 copies around his church. Michelle in Nairobi bought 10 for her supporters back in the United States. They all have found a way to take the reality of foreign missions home to those sending the missionaries out.
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Looking for more than one copy, contact Mike at Father’s Press for the best rate.

Not ready to buy, then listen to portions for free at the All That You Can’t Leave Behind podcast or download on iTunes. Listen to selections at the links below. Enjoy!