The world learned the horrendous details of Martin and Gracia Burnham’s yearlong captivity in Gracia’s best-selling, Gold Medallion Award-winning book, In the Presence of My Enemies. In this follow-up, Gracia reflects on the lessons and spiritual truths she learned in the jungle and how they apply to anyone’s life. Twenty-one brief, theme-based chapters squarely address the challenges each of us face as we pass through difficult times to take to the skies again.
This book offers no pat answers or easy solutions, just the battle-tested wisdom of a woman who lived her greatest nightmare and came through it more convinced of God’s grace than ever before.
Not many books make me want to keep them to re-read later but this one did! Gracia offers a lot of wisdom from the lessons she has learned as a hostage, wife, widow and mother. Yet she does so in a down to earth way that makes you feel like you are talking to a neighbor from down the street. Get one to keep for reading when you are going through tough times–and one to give to a friend. Gracia’s thoughts on how to focus on God’s grace in the midst of turmoil offer a lot of comfort and practical advice.