Friday, October 9, 2009

Kabul 24 Book Review


As a Thomas Nelson book review blogger, I have the priveledge to read and review many wonderful books! This was not an exception!
Kabul 24 is a story that grabs your attention from the very first sentence and then takes you into a world we see in the media but never quite grasp the inhumane conditions for both citizens and prisoners alike. Just prior to the 9/11 attacks, an organization called Shelter Now International was working in Afghanistan to help the people have the basic needs of life; medical care, food, shelter, education, and a hope for the future. Much to their surprise, eight of the international workers (and 16 nationals) are taken prisoner. As I read it, I was horrified at the conditions that the "prisoners" were forced to live in and inspired by their commitment to God and their unyielding love the Afghan people. While we all watch the news reports from around the world and think that someone should do something to help, these people stepped out in faith to lend humanitarian aid. Even while being persecuted, they never failed to have faith that their God was bigger than the problems they were facing and could use their circumstances to His glory. The impact they have on those around them is amazing!
If you need to read a compelling story, this would be the perfect book for you!