For American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham, what started out as a relaxing, once-in-a-lifetime anniversary getaway at an exotic island turned into one of the most horrific nightmares imaginable.
Kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist group with ties to Osama Bin Laden, the Burnhams were snatched away from friends and family and thrust into a life on the run in the Philippine jungle. During a perilous year in captivity, they faced near starvation, constant exhaustion, frequent gun battles, coldhearted murder--and intense soul-searching about a God who sometimes seems to have forgotten them. In the Presence of My Enemies is a gripping firsthand account of faith, love, and struggle in the face of unnervingly casual brutality and terrible loss.
This updated edition contains never-before-published information on the fates of the Burnhams' kidnappers, Gracia's secret return trip to the Philippines, and life today in the Burnham family.
"The Burnhams, under torturous conditions, befriended their guards, comforted their fellow hostages and kept their faith in a God who seemed to have abandoned them." -- USA TODAY
Author: Gracia Burnham with Dean Merrill
Pages: 334 pp.
Topic/Country: Philippines, kidnapping, rescue