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About the Book

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.

About the Edition

This is the eagerly anticipated story of the two Christian aid workers from Waco, Tex., who were imprisoned by the Taliban in Afghanistan shortly before the September 11 attacks on America. Because so many Americans followed their plight in the press, the behind-the-scenes details of their 105-day ordeal will inevitably be riveting.

Table of Contents

pt. 1.
Kabul town -- -- 1. The
road to Kabul -- -- 2.
Behind the veil -- -- 3.
Hard questions -- -- 4.
Kabul life -- -- 5.
People we knew -- -- 6.
Life interrupted -- -- pt. 2.
Reform school -- -- 7.
In Taliban hands -- -- 8.
Arrows by day -- -- 9.
Reform school universe -- -- 10.
Love and war in reform school -- -- 11. The
world outside -- -- 12.
On parade -- -- 13.
Terror by night -- -- pt. 3.
War games -- -- 14.
Out of the frying pan -- -- 15.
Proceedings -- -- 16.
Bombs, birds, cats, and mice -- -- 17.
Day sweats, night moves -- -- pt. 4.
Aaazaad -- -- 18.
Kabul gereft -- -- 19. A
world turned upside down -- -- 20.
Miles to go before I sleep -- -- 21.
Arise.

Edition Notes

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

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

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 309 p. :
Number of pages
309

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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