Caroline finds relief in teaching and peace work in South Sudan, but the heavy responsibility she now carries for dozens of vulnerable families—coupled with the prevailing ideas of Biblical womanhood that put pressure on her personal life—makes it increasingly clear that Caroline is under-prepared for the high-stakes crisis in which she is now embedded.
Through a number of consequential mistakes and increasingly debilitating self-doubt, Caroline clings to hope that her willingness to stand with the South Sudanese will count for something in the end. A deeply personal examination of South Sudan at war—and a woman at war with herself—Today is Tomorrow shines a warm light on the darkest of places.
"I have found the book hugely anthropological, historical, cultural and Spiritual. It is an adventure compelled by the love of God. “Today is Tomorrow” is indeed an incredible statement of hope for all who would like to see the light at the end of the tunnel. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12— Bishop Dr. Arkanjelo Wani Lemi, Former Presiding Bishop of Africa Inland Church, Former Chair of the South Sudan Council of Churches, Chair of the Technical Committee for establishment of the Truth, Reconciliation and Healing Commission“Caroline Kurtz has a gift for weaving her personal life struggles with the threads of southern Sudanese life, where contestations produce resilience and pain meets joy. My African friends who read Today Is Tomorrow may wonder if such experiences of an American woman can be real. My American friends who read this may wonder if such experiences in Sudan can be anything but fiction. But knowing Caroline in America and working side-by-side with her in Sudan, I can say that the realities she describes with such sublime word pictures are all real. She is an artistic wordsmith, and it was my privilege to have her as my right arm at Wunlit where the people made their peace become real, mal mi chum-chum, sweet peace, for a time.” — Bill Lowrey, Facilitator of Wunlit (South Sudan) People-to-People peace conference
“As a person who had been involved in the 20th anniversary of the Wunlit Peace Conference, this book deeply moved me. Caroline should be proud of being part of this historical meeting. These rhetorics of war and peace continue to challenge us, and though the environment has changed politically, to say the least, there have been successes and failures, but South Sudan continues to seek peace.” — Machot A. Malou, Research Consultant with the Rift Valley Institute in South Sudan
"[R]eal, raw and truly a sacred story... Kurtz shares her personal vulnerability with readers, creating not just an intellectual exploration of cross-cultural differences, but rather a heart-wrenching witness of what it means to give one’s whole life...not knowing whether one’s hopes or intentions will be realized. I recommend her story to anyone willing to dive deep into their own heart to face the haunting challenges and contradictions of seeking to do God’s will when there are no simple solutions." — Rev Dr. Sue Hudson, The Presbyterian Outlook