Missionaries have a unique calling upon their lives that non-missionaries may never understand – Gracia and Martin Burnham were two such missionaries. In the Presence of Mine Enemies by Gracia Burnham (audio or print), tells of tragedy and hope in a world that many of us will never experience. They (along with their children) ministered in the Philippines with a mission aviation ministry. Martin, an accomplished pilot and missionary kid himself, was uniquely qualified for this outreach ministry.
Little did Martin and Gracia know that an anniversary getaway would turn into a year long trek through the Philippine jungle as prisoners of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist organization. Gracia masterfully crafts a narrative of suspense as each day in the jungle is a battle of will and a test of their dependence upon our Lord.
Through jungle and gunfire, the reader learns of the atrophies of war and the reckless pursuit of ill-trained soldiers for recovering hostages. The story unfolds with life after the jungle adventure, and the pain of moving on after tragedy. This story offers hope and redemption in a flawed world.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from christianaudio as part of their Audio Book Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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