As always, DiAnn Mills has written an amazing story, but more than just a 'story.' This is also what is happening in the real world. What's happening in this area of Africa is one that we would wish is just media hype, but in reality, the hype is less than the reality. DiAnn has captured the pain, the violence and the hope for a future for this country. Such a wonderful weaving together of story and reality! You will love this story and you will never look at this area of Africa in the same way again.
I won this book from the Author and she wrote in front to expect an adventure. She was right. It is a book you cannot put down. You learn about the war in Sudan in 2005. You learn about the people of Sudan and how little they have and the disease and unclean conditions in the country. Paul Farid is Arab and married Dr. Larson who works with the people. Paul Farid flies supplies and food in for FTW group in states. Both of their lives become in danger.Ben Alier is the leader of the government soldiers. He is in love but Larson but she marries Paul. There is war, fear, danger, and faith. There is lots of faith to be found in this book. I have been battling my battles but in my mind due to so much illness. Yet through this book I found myself encouraged and uplifted and ready to fight on. My battle was different that war in a country and yet we all have battles within we fight. We find Paul questioning his faith and wondering why God does not give him answers. If we would all be honest, we have questioned our faith too. Like Paul we come to a point where we finally submit and continue our fight of faith.Paul changed his name just like Paul in the Bible when he became a Christian. As he was from a powerful family and once persecuted the Sudanese people and then got saved, his life is a lot like Paul's in the Bible. He is in danger by the hands of his own family.Ben gets injured and then finds he has another battle to fight that is not of war but physical and it is harder to handle. The ending left me gasping when I read about who betrayed Paul to his brother and what ensues from there. But when the book is done, you want more. I feel more powerful and ready to fight in my own faith since reading this book and I've been saved 51 years.