Soon after September 11, 2001, the news media stepped up its coverage of Martin and Gracia Burnham, the missionary couple held hostage in the Philippine jungle by terrorists with ties to Osama bin Laden. After a year of captivity and a violent rescue that resulted in Martin's death, the world watched Gracia Burnham return home in June 2002.
In the Presence of My Enemies, the gripping true story of American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham's year as hostages in the Philippine jungle, was a New York Times best seller and has sold nearly 350,000 copies. It tells the real story behind the news—about their harrowing ordeal, about how it affected their relationship with each other and with God, about the terrorists who held them, about the actions of the U.S. and Philippine governments, and about how they were affected by the prayers of thousands of Christians throughout the world. This updated edition contains never-before published information on the capture and trial of the Burnhams’ captors, Gracia’s secret return trip to the Philippines, and updates on recent events in Gracia’s life, ministry, and family.
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Mandy Hoffman says:
I remember hearing updates about the plight of the Burnhams on the radio through out their capture, and while my heart ached for them and their children, I did not have a full understanding of what was going on. Listening to this audio book of Gracia's book In the Presence of My Enemies brought their trial to life for me in my own home. I was horrified at what they had to go through, broken-hearte... Read more
Sam Isaacson says:
I'm not generally a fan of reading a book in which someone just talks about themselves for a long time - in my experience it has just been a lesson in pride and boredom! Not so with this one. The true story of Martin and Gracia Burnham's kidnap and year in captivity is phenomenally compelling. Gracia has a real gift of words, expresses her feelings and circumstances very well, and really draws you... Read more
Andrew Wencl says:
I remember seeing the book In the Presence of my Enemies at my local Christian bookstore when it first came out in print. The cover always grabbed my attention, and when ChistianAudio offered me a chance to review it, I jumped. I don't read many biographies, probably because I prefer to think in terms of the abstract, but I found much to think about when reading (listening to) Gracia Burnham's a... Read more