Refugee Stories: Seven personal journeys behind the headlines
By Dave Smith

Book, £9.99 / Kindle Edition, £6.60


[God] loves the foreigner residing among you (Deuteronomy 10:18)

Refugee Stories is a collection of first-hand accounts by individuals forced to flee their countries and seek refuge in Britain. In their own words, they tell their harrowing experiences of persecution, escape and the long journey to safety. People just like us, they have endured incredible traumas before getting to Britain, yet their lives here are often far harder than we would like to imagine.

These true stories will make you question the reception refugees receive in modern Britain and consider how the church can fulfil the biblical mandate to love the foreigners residing among us.

Refugee Stories: challenging thinking, alarming conscience, engaging compassion.


‘This book is gripping reading. I thoroughly recommend it.’
Martin Charlesworth, Barnabas Community Church, Shrewsbury

‘I commend this work very highly.’

Tiffy Allen, National Coordinator, City of Sanctuary

‘It’s a journey well worth taking.’

Bishop David Walker, Bishop of Manchester –Bishop David Walker, Bishop of Manchester

About the Author

Dave Smith is the founder of the Boaz Trust and has been working with destitute asylum seekers for 12 years. In 2012, he was awarded the British Empire Medal in the honours list but returned it in protest at UK asylum policies. He is also coordinator of NACCOM, the national no accommodation network. He is the author of The Book of Boaz.