Kabul 24: The Story of a Taliban Kidnapping and Unwavering Faith in the Face of True Terror  -     By: Ben Pearson, Henry O. Arnold
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Kabul 24: The Story of a Taliban Kidnapping and Unwavering Faith in the Face of True Terror

Thomas Nelson / 2009 / Paperback

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Discover the complete truth behind the capture and imprisonment of 8 Western aid workers and their 16 Muslim co-workers in Afghanistan by the Taliban for three months in 2001. Kabul 24 draws from interviews with each of these former hostages to give a more complete understanding of the truth behind this news story that garnered international attention. A documentary film based on this book is being produced by Michael W. Smith and will be released in 2010.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 1595550224
ISBN-13: 9781595550224
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You can't kidnap someone's hope.

They were teachers, engineers, nurses, students, and artists from around the world who answered God's call to help Afghan refugees rebuild their lives following decades of war. But as international tensions reached inferno levels in 2001, extremists set out to rid Afghanistan of anyone who posed a threat to Islam and the influence of the Taliban.

The Shelter Now International (SNI) humanitarian effort led by Christians from Western countries topped the Taliban's list.

Kabul 24 is the story you didn't see on CNN. It's the story of the human heartbeats behind the headlines that captivated the world during one of the most volatile political windows in rencent history. Relive the harrowing, true account of how eight humanitarian aid workers imprisoned behind enemy lines would survive and even thrive in the midst of betrayal, inhumane conditions, and the massive Allied bombing raidsⷕconducted by their own countriesⷕfollowing the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

From peacemakers to pawns in a story of political and religious turmoil, the eight would individually and collectively discover a level of hope that would free them from captivity long before their dramatic rescue by American Special Forces 105 days after their abduction.

Author Bio

Ben Pearson has been a professional photographer for the last 30 years. He directed the film, Homeless Man: The Restless Heart of Rich Mullinsand co-wrote and was the cinematographer for The Second Chance.He is also the director of the film KABUL24. Henry Arnold co-wrote and produced the films The Second Chance and KABUL24. He wrote the screenplay for the first authorized film documentary on Billy Graham, God’s Ambassador. His novel, Hometown Favorite is now available.

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    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting, true story
    August 1, 2011
    stef
    Arkansas
    Age: 25-34
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    I was very excited to start this book after receiving it from Tommy Nelson Publishers as part of an early reader program, and I wasn't disappointed. This non-fiction work by Arnold & Pearson tells the story of 8 western aid workers who had made lives in Afghanistan prior to 9/11. Although the workers, both men & women, were very involved in community development and education, they were glad to engage the Afghan nationals on matters of Christian faith when interest was shown. It was through this sort of relationship with a family that the foreigners were trapped when they showed the Jesus film - a betrayal that resulted in their arrest by the Taliban.

    Although this book wasn't necessarily a dramatic page-turner; I found it hard to put down as I read the personal accounts of how these men and women sought to honor the Lord and wait patiently during their weeks of captivity. It was fascinating to read about the ways the workers would encourage one another and seek the Lord for courage and strength while under the watchful eye of a harsh regime. I have always been drawn to missionary biographies and autobiographies, and while this book was focused more on a short window of experience, rather than a life story, it had the same effect of building my own faith.

    I don't think I'd recommend this book if you're just looking for a fun, easy read or if you're wanting something that will really get your adrenalin flowing; but if you have an interest in missions or learning more about this part of the world, you'll be pleased with what you glean from Kabul 24.
  2. Bern
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 11, 2010
    Bern
    I was surprised when I read this book, as I hadn't really understood and realized the persecution that goes on around the world with regard to those of us that profess Christianity. Being in America often allows me to more easily forget the privileges that we have to share the gospel with fear or hesitation.Kabul 24 was reminder of the present day struggle of Christians even now. The aid workers for Shelter Now International were held hostage while the world watched anxiously. The authors share with the reader, not only the experience of the Americans that were held hostage, but their Muslim partners who were treated significantly worse. For me, the book was a challenge to read, because of how close to home it was - rather than being a biography of a Christian martyr from the 1800's this particular situation happened a mere 9 years ago in August 2001, right before the 9/11 Attacks that would change our world forever.As is often the case, despite the threat of arrest and continued harassment, several of the aid workers that had been arrested or narrowly escaped arrest, made plans to return to Afghanistan. They believed that they "could not abandon this call from God" and would return to continue their work. Even as I type this, I'm amazed at their faithfulness to obey God's call whatever the circumstance and even more, to bring their families with them - entrusting God with their safety.As is the case with books that share the experience of Christians, this is one that was both challenging and encouraging. It was wonderful to see how God provided help and protection throughout the situation and how faith on the solid rock of Christ gives strength and hope.
  3. Christopher Bowman
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 27, 2010
    Christopher Bowman
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
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    Gender: male
    I thought this might be one of those movies that was made into a book and that the book might be short in the number of pages. I was totally wrong. The movie was definitely made from the book. I would recommend it to anyone.
  4. Linda Reddoch
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    December 12, 2009
    Linda Reddoch
    This is the most amazing story of innocent people being falsely accused, imprisoned (Kidnapped really) - all in a 3rd world country. This story is just captivating. But it's more than just a story. The words on these pages really happened. Once I picked up this book I couldn't hardly put it down!When everything looked dim and hopeless...hope would come alive through different ones that I'm sure God placed in their paths. Read how this real life adventure unfolds from the beginning...the days BEFORE 9/11 and through to their escape and rescue. God truly works in mysterious and amazing ways!
  5. Heidi
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 5, 2009
    Heidi
    This is a riveting and well written story. The time taken to gather thorough accounts resulted in a superb re-telling of the account. I only wish they had included more photos.
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