Sunday, June 4, 2017

Faith in Crisis: How God Shows Up When You Need Him Most by Jim/Shirley Carroll

Faith in Crisis: How God Shows Up When You Need Him Most
Faith in Crisis: How God Shows Up When You Need Him Most
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On August 2, 1990 Iraqi forces, led by Saddam Hussein, invaded the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Kuwait. Jim and Shirley Carroll were missionaries on assignment when the first shots were fired. This is their story...

This is a true story of faith under fire.

This story is as unusual as it sounds. It is the autobiography of a man separated from his family because of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. With his family in America and him in Kuwait, he had to live about four months not knowing when or if he would ever be able to see his loved ones again. This book also includes his wife's perspective, giving a well-rounded view of the experience. I thought this an interesting book. However, if was really too lengthy and detailed for the content. The author, having lived through this time remembered every detail and found them important but I think an editor or third author should have helped make this book more concise and flow better. The writing style is a little too simple for the length of the book. Also, the faith is not as emphasized as it could be. This is a detailed account of Jim Carroll's forced stay in invaded Kuwait. The author is obviously Christian and he is pretty humble throughout the book. However, it is not a life-changing story of faith. Although there is a good conclusion to the story, there is no specific climax either.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.