Saturday, September 22, 2007

Gracia Burnham

Our church had Gracia Burnham to speak tonight, and it was an excellent service. If you don't remember her, she was the missionary's wife held hostage with her husband for over a year in the Phillipines. Her husband was killed on the eve of their rescue, but Gracia survived to return home to their three children. She has written a couple of books, which I highly recommend, even though I haven't actually read them yet. Her story was intriguing, even though it came through the little nursery TV. I was watching my kids, and the baby of a young missionary couple travelling with Mrs. Burnham. Our ladies committee gave a supper for her and her travelling companions, which was a lot of fun as well. She is very pleasant to speak with, and very willing to talk about her experience and her life since. She travelled with the aforementioned young couple and with her parents and her parents-in-law.

All that to say, if you have a chance to go hear her speak, you should. She'll be in OKC tomorrow afternoon and evening at two different churches. Her books are In the Presence of My Enemies and To Fly Again: Surviving the Tailspins of Life.


aftergrace said...

I'm glad you told us about this lovely lady. Her faith is inspiring. I'll check out her books for certain.

Old Fashioned Girl said...

Thanks for the book recommendations - I've added To Fly Again to my Wishlist.

Qtpies7 said...

What a great night! I want to read her books, but I haven't yet. I have too many reviews waiting at the moment, but I hopefully will get to her books this year.