Title: Prisoners of Hope: The Story of Our ...
Publisher: Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Near Fine/Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Presentation Copy, Signed By Author
Edition: 1st Ed, 1st Printing, So Stated
ND on title page. A handsome first edition hard bound in publisher's brown cloth and beige paper covered boards.309 numbered pages. All page ends finished. Inscribed by Dayna Curry, as follows; "Dear MArtha, Thanks for the sailing lesson. I though you might enjoy the book my friend + I just wrote. God is real & He's so faithful! I know He loves you perfectly. Psalm 73:25=26 Dayna Curry." (signed) One corner gently bumped. DJ is complete and has light rubbing to spin eend areas. Insignificent! A sound and solid first edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 057820
Synopsis: The gripping and inspiring story of two extraordinary women--from their imprisonment by the Taliban to their rescue by U.S. Special Forces.
When Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer arrived in Afghanistan, they had come to help bring a better life and a little hope to some of the poorest and most oppressed people in the world. Within a few months, their lives were thrown into chaos as they became pawns in historic international events. They were arrested by the ruling Taliban government for teaching about Christianity to the people with whom they worked. In the middle of their trial, the events of September 11, 2001, led to the international war on terrorism, with the Taliban a primary target. While many feared Curry and Mercer could not survive in the midst of war, Americans nonetheless prayed for their safe return, and in November their prayers were answered.
In Prisoners of Hope, Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer tell the story of their work in Afghanistan, their love for the people they served, their arrest, trial, and imprisonment by the Taliban, and their rescue by U.S. Special Forces. The heart of the book will discuss how two middle-class American women decided to leave the comforts of home in exchange for the opportunity to serve the disadvantaged, and how their faith motivated them and sustained them through the events that followed. Their story is a magnificent narrative of ordinary women caught in extraordinary circumstances as a result of their commitment to serve the poorest and most oppressed women and children in the world. This book will be inspiring to those who seek a purpose greater than themselves.
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