Fantastic and inspiring book. Because I grew up as a missionary kid, I love to read books about missionary experiences from all over the world. This book was difficult to put down, and although the subject matter is about a tense situation, Gracia has a precious sense-of-humor that is honest and uplifting.
Excellent story of the kidnapping of Gracia Burnham and her husband. Kidnapped in the Phillipines they were held hostage for over a year. They were Missionaries and were able to keep their faith under extraordinary circumstances. An incredibly good read. Very difficult to put down.
Fascinating read about missionaries held as hostages in the Phillipines for over a year - I had a hard time putting it down
Well-written book about the life of hostages in the jungles of the Philippines. This book provides in-depth knowledge of the Abu Sayyaf Group and their religious beliefs and continued strife with the Philippine government. Good intel read. Many religious undertones (the Burnham's were missionaries), but they are incorporated into the book very well. Also recommend "13 Days of Terror" by Greg Williams, describing his days with the same group only a few years earlier.
I could not put this book down. It is hard to believe that such things and such people still exist in this world.