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Prisoners of Hope

The Story of our Captivity and Freedom in Afghanistan — 1st ed.

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This edition published in by Doubleday, WaterBrook Press in New York, . Colorado Springs, Colo.

Written in English

320 pages

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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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.From the Hardcover edition.

Edition Description

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.

Table of Contents

Prologue
part one Kabul Town
one The Road to Kabul
two Behind the Veil
three Hard Questions
four Kabul Life
five People We Knew
six Life Interrupted
part two Reform School
seven In Taliban Hands
eight Arrows by Day
nine Reform School Universe
ten Love and War in Reform School
eleven The World Outside
twelve On Parade
thirteen Terror by Night
part three War Games
fourteen Out of the Frying Pan
fifteen Proceedings
sixteen Bombs, Birds, Cats, and Mice
seventeen Day Sweats, Night Moves
part four Aaazaad!
eighteen Kabul Gereft
nineteen A World Turned Upside Down
twenty Miles to Go Before I Sleep
twenty-one Arise
A Note to the Reader
Acknowledgements

Edition Notes

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
266/.0092/273
Library of Congress
BR1725.C846 A3 2002

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
320
Dimensions
9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
Weight
13.6 grams

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24217356M
Internet Archive
prisonersofhopes00curr
ISBN 10
0385507836, 1578566452
ISBN 13
9780385507837, 9781578566457
LC Control Number
2002025984
OCLC/WorldCat
49576211

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