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Guerrilla Hostage: 810 Days in Captivity

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The dramatic story of Ray Rising, who was kidnapped and held by guerrillas in the Colombian jungle for twenty-seven months.
Paperback, 239 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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May 20, 2009 Kacie rated it did not like it
Someone I work with gave me this book, which is the story of Ray Rising's kidnapping and long captivity by Colombian guerrillas. I took interest because I remember my family praying for Ray and his family over those years, and I was interested to hear the full story. I also read the blog of the daughter of another missionary in Columbia that was kidnapped, but her father was killed.

Sadly, I was disappointed by Guerrilla Hostage. It seemed to brush over too much. At times Siino attempted to get
Tessa Stockton
The true story of Ray Rising, kidnapped by guerillas in Colombia and then held as a hostage in the jungle for several years, reads like an adventure novel. It was amazing to learn what Mr. Rising endured and yet kept faith through it all…the harsh and comfortless environment, insect infestations, overall physical taxation, skirmishes, and exposure to godless ideology. Through this work, so skillfully written by Denise Marie Siino, I came to have compassion and even a fondness for some of the ...more
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Aug 21, 2016 Glenn Homes rated it it was amazing
It was very interesting to follow all of Ray Risings thoughts and fears as he went through the 810 days of captivity. Especially how God spoke to Ray and encouraged him through his daily Bible devotions.

The one thing that really stood out to me was the fact that so many of the Guerrillas were teenagers. Young people who had come from broken homes and physical and sexual abuse. It showed how important teenagers are to the continuation of a good moral society are.
Sandy Clark
Another wonderful JAARS publication. (JAARS is a division of Wycliffe Bible Translators). This is an exciting account of Ray Rising's abduction and experience in the jungles of Colombia with his captors. Reading this book gives me courage to trust that God will take care of matters even when I don't feel up to it.
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