• The Scent of Water

  • Discovering What Remains
  • By: Naomi Zacharias
  • Narrated by: Naomi Zacharias
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Follow Naomi as she talks to women working in brothels in Mumbai; survivors of an Indonesian tsunami in which more than 160,000 lives were lost; a young girl waiting on an operation to save her life; and victims of domestic violence horrifically burned by fire. Be still with her when she realizes the pain she feels in the face of these extreme injustices reveals a common struggle that exists within all of humanity. And rise with her as she wrestles with confusion over her identity, comes face to face with redemption, and then begins to understand her own story...and to find her calling.

The Scent of Water will open your eyes to the complexities of the world, showing you pain can also be beauty, and how each are found in the unlikeliest of places. Zacharias doesn't have all the answers. But she has hope and encouragement that will empower you to find and begin the adventure of your life.

©2011 Naomi Zacharias (P)2011 Zondervan

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I have followed the work of Wellspring for a decade now, and have really enjoyed what they do to help women who are oppressed and who have been victims of human trafficking.

I was unaware that Ravi Zacharias had a daughter (let alone three children) and that one of them was involved in the work of Wellspring as one who goes to different countries to gather information and work with women who need support.

In this book, Naomi Zacharias talks about her own discomforts in life and hardships intertwined with the heartbreaking stories of those she has encountered along the way in her work. She shares many of the stories of these women as well as her own brokenness and need for finding herself. It is really a very encouraging story that I think young women especially will get inspiration and encouragement from!

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Inspirational. Deep. Shows us how dark and broken the world can be and the hope that we find in Jesus

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So powerful and moving!

Naomi beautifully tells the stories of the people she has met during her humanitarian work and you feel the pain and loss they have each experienced through her words. I was taken to places I have never been before in this book and isn't that what story telling is all about? I feel a bit of Naomi's soul in this book and that is a true testament to her ability to write.

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  • Shanelle Shaw
  • 06-14-20

Grace for every kind of broken

This is an unforgettable book. Zacharias shares pain filled testimonies of broken lives who have been profoundly affected by God's greatest gift, hope. She gracefully shares her own journey of spiritual growth and the emotional toll of following Christ with all that you are. I don't think this book can be read without deeply impacting your own life.