Hostage: The Incredible True Story of the Kidnapping of Three American Missionaries
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Hostage: The Incredible True Story of the Kidnapping of Three American Missionaries

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On January 31, 1993, three American missionaries serving with New Tribes Mission in the jungles of Panama were kidnapped by leftist rebels. They were taken to Columbia, only to be used as human pawns by the leaders of FARC, the communist insurgency group who has held them captive for eight years. The United States government transported the wives of the three hostages back...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 5th 2002 by Thomas Nelson (first published April 5th 2001)
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Hostage is my favorite book I have ever read. I have a heart for Central America so this story speaks to me. "Hostage" documents the lives of two American missionaries working with a village in Panama. I am inspired at the sacrifices and the persistence this couple gave to connecting with these people. They left all that they knew to join themselves with the people. They did not try to force their way of life unto the people, instead they accepted and learned their culture, language, and way of...more
I used to be addicted to fiction as a teen. Now I've almost completely lost my taste for it, because there are so few truly well-written fiction books. Of course, I could content myself on LM Montgomery forever...

But now, I'm addicted to missionary biographies. They're like fiction, only real. And they convict you, and inspire you.

However, this particular one was not quite as special as some others I've read. Not quite as much meat in it as I would've wanted. Although, speaking of meat of a diff...more
It as the title tells it, an incredible true story. While ultimately it ends it sad circumstances it is nothing if not encouraging. There is one particular anecdote about a snake and an outside toilet that really taught me what it means to trust God.
Even in a story of tragedy there is hope.
Nancy has a moving story to tell in her emotional book, but I was unimpressed with her writing; conversations seemed stilted and extremely tense moments were not brought out correctly.
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