Open Gate of Mercy
Stories from Bangkok’s Klong Toey slum Author:
Joseph Maier ISBN:
978-616-7503-14-1 Published: 2012 Format: Mass
230 pages Price: Baht595
books in Thailand
Lake Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Open
Gate of Mercy by Fr. Joe Maier, a priest who has devoted more
than forty years serving the people in the Bangkok slums. If you live
in Thailand, you can order a copy of The Open Gate of Mercyhere. If you live in outside of Thailand, you can order
the Parish Priest for the Catholic community living beside Bangkok’s
main slaughterhouse and founder of the Human Development Foundation
- Mercy Centre, Father Joe has been walking arm in arm with his brothers,
sisters, aunties, uncles, grannies, and children in the city’s slums
for over 40 years.
The Open Gate of Mercy, Father Joe recounts the stories of the people
with whom he has shared his life’s work. Each story stretches our worldview
and transports us to a universe where we witness the daily lives of
slum residents. Father Joe’s mission follows the tradition of the ancient
literary masters through his heartfelt examination of the human condition.
Joe guides us on a journey through the heart of a community that he’s
devoted most of his life in serving. Always with love and respect, he
shows us that in spite of a life devoid of privilege, everyone possesses
an inner dignity.