Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Book Review: Kabul 24


The story of the capture and imprisonment of eight Western aid workers in Afghanistan by the Taliban.
For three months in 2001, the desperate plight of aid workers kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan, captured the attention of the world. With the growing specter of U.S. retaliation for 9/11, the Taliban and Osama bin Laden attempted to use their Western hostages as bargaining tools. What the captors did not count on, was coming face-to-face with the enduring faith, of people who knew their only hope was in Christ.
Kabul 24 revisits their grueling interrogations, their sham trials before the Taliban Supreme Court, their peril during the bombing of Kabul, and the crushing sense, that the world had abandoned them. It reveals not only the eight Westerners’ 105 days in captivity, but also the gauntlet endured by their 16 Muslim coworkers who, after being taken to the notorious Pulicharki Prison, were beaten and tortured, having been accused by the Taliban of converting to Christianity. This book will renew your hope. I highly reccommend it.

12 comments:

Denise said...

I will put that on my list.. Hope you are feeling better........

Michele Williams said...

Sounds like a great book. That's for the review. How are you feeling? I am so sorry you had to miss the retreat. love you dear friend.

luvmy4sons said...

I love new book ideas!! Thanks!

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the review, Denise.

MyJourneyBack said...

Thanks for joining me on date night. I am still working on that silly button but I think I have it figured out. I am going to repost this week and then start officially for next Friday. So work on your post and let me know when it is up! I need your ideas.
Have a Blessed Week,
Sherry

Alicia said...

I love reading! Sounds like a very inspiring book!

Cathy said...

Thanks, Denise, I love Michael W. Smith. I think there is going to be a movie?

Tea With Tiffany said...

You amaze me with your ability to blog, visit blogs, read books, and love on friends all over the nation. You are a testament of Jesus. He's alive in You. Praise the Lord.

Love you

Lea said...

Thanks for the book idea Denise!
Hope you're doing better. I think of you soooo often.
Holykisses

Karen said...

Such great faith in a great God.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Denise, This seems like a great testimony of how the hand of God is always there. thanks for sharing.
Sue

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Thanks for sharing this to us, Denise. I will look for this book.