Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kabul24 book review

Recently, Afghanistan has been in the news again. I realized after reading Kabul24 I have forgotten the horror the Taliban inflicted on the Afghan people and others. The book opens with a woman being terrorized in the streets of Kabul, and her ultimate execution in the soccer stadium along with many others. In the shadow of these terrible events the Shelter Now International (SNI) workers build bakeries, factories, and extends help to the Afghan people. In spite of the kidnapping of the workers, and the terror they experienced at the hands of the Taliban, they continued to show unwavering grace and faith.

While I did remember the two American SNI workers captured by the Taliban, their story was somewhat overshadowed by the events of 9/11. This is an important book, both to understand the terror the Taliban caused in Afghanistan, and to remember God's love and grace endures in spite of horrible conditions. The SNI workers faith is a wonderful example to us all.

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