2022 Christian Living Book of the Year*


Far from Home

Discovering Your Identity as Foreigners on Earth

Explore the intersection between culture, identity, and faith in this new release from an earthly immigrant who gained a spiritual perspective. 

What is my purpose? Why do I exist? A sense of self and belonging are two questions many of us struggle to answer.

And what if you are a foreigner in another land?

How does one adjust to a new culture? Discover their place in a new society?

For Mabel Ninan, born and raised in India and an immigrant in America shortly after marriage, the search for those answers sent her on a journey that led to an unexpected and exciting discovery.

*Christian Market Book Award by Advanced Writers & Speakers Association.


God revealed she was not only an earthly immigrant but also a spiritual one, created with a unique calling to impact His kingdom. Mabel’s renewed perspective imbued her with joy and hope, urging her to share the message with others.

Drawing from her personal experiences and by examining the lives of biblical heroes, Mabel sheds light on what it means to live as a citizen of Heaven on earth. Far from Home will inspire you to:


    • Embrace your identity as a foreigner on earth.
    • Make your home with God.
    • Find community and common purpose with fellow sojourners.
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Mabel Ninan’s beautifully-written Far From Home serves as a guide to rediscovering our core identity in Christ. It’s a message the church desperately needs.

Matthew Soerens, US Director of Church Mobilization and Advocacy, World Relief, National Coordinator, Evangelical Immigration Table, and Coauthor of Welcoming the Stranger, Seeking Refuge, and/or Inalienable.

Mabel gives us her vibrant, challenging, and uplifting personal journey as an immigrant in a foreign land. This book will enlighten the Christian of their personal identity in Christ, and show that our true home resides with our Father in heaven. Far from Home is a great companion for someone who seeks to love their immigrant friends well and challenges us to hold onto our differences loosely, while uniting around our oneness in Christ.

Dr. Bryan Loritts, Author of Insider/Outsider.

In this world divided by labels, ever-changing opinions, and a belief that truth is relative, Ninan offers the hope of belonging, unity that celebrates diversity, and love that remains rooted in God’s infallible and unchanging truth, as revealed through the Bible. After savoring the last chapter in Far from Home, Ninan’s opening declaration, “I am an immigrant,” becomes a watchword for fellow believers committed to living for and loving like Jesus.

Xochitl Dixon, Our Daily Bread writer and author of the 2021 ECPA Christian Book Awards Children’s Book Finalist, Different Like Me, and the 31-day devotional, Waiting for God: Trusting Daily in God’s Plan and Pace.

By sensitively sharing her heart about her identity struggles as an immigrant, Mabel does more than draw out our empathy. She sets us up to understand our own immigrant status as Christians on this planet. As her introduction suggests, the book indeed helps readers “lean into your identity as a citizen of heaven.” Come away from this amazing work with your priorities in their proper place, knowing more assuredly than ever that heaven is your real home.

Dr. Sharon Norris Elliott, Founder/CEO AuthorizeMe Consulting, Coaching, & Editing Firm, and Literary Agency LLC; Life That Matters Ministries; and Milk & Honey Life Retreats.

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Far from Home is for every person that’s longed to put down roots. Through the author’s immigrant journey, we learn to make our home with God wherever we happen to live. Far from Home refreshes my soul and encourages me to look heavenward and embrace my true identity in Christ.

Monica Schmelter, Host of Christian Television Network’s daily program, Bridges, that airs in over 50 million homes across the U.S., and co-author of the Messy to Meaningful books.

Let Mabel guide you to and from India and America, as well as deep into Scripture alongside those who walked as immigrants before us. As you do, I suspect you will embark on your own journey deep into your own heart and faith. Jesus has become everything to her, and she humbly role-models how He can become everything to us too.

Stephanie Rousselle, Founder and host of the top-ranking global podcast and eponymous ministries, Gospel Spice.

An inspiring read, especially to those far away from home, and those experiencing homelessness physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Additionally, a timely yet timeless reminder to the body of the Christ, that our Lord was Himself an immigrant, and expects us to demonstrate His love to any around us who find themselves far from home.

Ifueko Fex Ogbomo (Lady InspiroLogos) – Prize-winning poet, storyteller, Nigerian-immigrant, and author of Yellow Eyes Gone White!

Beautifully transparent, Mabel Ninan shares her personal insight from a unique experience of immigration. Yet the revelation of her modern history, is also a reflection of Biblical history when God moves. Inside the stories of uprooted people, we discover the heart of God. This book is a beautiful reminder of our citizenship in His kingdom.

Christine Abraham – Founder & Executive DirectorBible Café™ Ministries LLC

In Far From Home Mabel Ninan uses her own story as a foreigner in many unfamiliar places to remind all of us who feel “stuck between two worlds” that our citizenship and identity are not ultimately rooted in a place, but in a person. Saturated with biblical truth, I was encouraged, convicted, and reminded through her longing for home, that I too am longing for home. As we seek a city that is to come, we will all feel homesick, but Mabel reminds us that God is at work in us and through us wherever we are.

Gary Anderson – Lead Pastor, Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, Mountain View, CA.

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