• In the Presence of My Enemies

  • By: Gracia Burnham
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (189 ratings)

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In the Presence of My Enemies

By: Gracia Burnham
Narrated by: Pam Ward
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Publisher's Summary

A Gripping Account of the Kidnapping of American Missionaries in the Philippine Jungle

In the Presence of My Enemies, the gripping true story of American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham's year as hostages in the Philippine jungle, was a New York Times best seller and has sold nearly 350,000 copies. This updated audio edition has a new look and contains never-before published information on the capture and trial of the Burnham's captors, Gracia's secret return trip to the Philippines, and updates on recent events in Gracia's life, ministry, and family.

©2009 Gracia Burnham (P)2010 christianaudio.com

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It's a mix

No doubt that this story is amazing. That makes it worth reading alone. The writing was mediocre, and I wasn't a fan of the reader.

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Maybe it was the narrator?

It was read in such a way, that I felt I was listening to a childrens story of misadventure...

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A must read

An engaging, moving story that reminds us that each day is held in God's hands. A true story of patience in affliction, love of enemies, and forgiveness.

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really enjoyed reading this biography of Gracia Burnham. I remember when that took place and so it was great to read the details of the story and her responses to what happened. She did an excellent job of retelling her tale of difficult and painful circumstances and it encouraged me to "walk joyfully" to what is going on at any given time.

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Inspirational

Would you listen to In the Presence of My Enemies again? Why?

Yes, to better aquaint myself with the captives and to be inspired by their strength and courage to keep going.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gracia, she reminded me of myself. One minute she's strong & standing up to the captors and the next she's crying wishing it was all over with. You can be strong only so long then you hit your breaking point & emotions just boil over. But I think she handled herself very well.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

This is my 1st audio book, but it seemed to, yes.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Follow these missionaries through hell and back.

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Good book for Christians

Really interesting story but will likely irritate you if you’re averse to Christian preaching. I think however it’s worth listening to in the spirit of understanding different points of view, and of course for learning the story of this kidnapping.

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Great Story, tough narrator

The story of Gracia Burnham is amazing and incredibly moving. The only part of the book that I disliked was the narration. When quoting others, the narrator put on these silly and sing song voices which cheapened the raw emotion and moving accounts of Gracia’s experience. At times I felt like I was listening to a kids radio program…the voices were that silly. It is just my opinion, but I prefer someone to read without trying to “act”. Let the words speak for themselves.

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A Must Read!!

An incredibly powerful true story of missionaries who endured a devastating experience with beautiful faith. It's a story I will never forget.

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Inspirational

This is an amazing story, and an incredible, almost unbelievable example of forgiveness that we all could use.

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Good book ruined by bad reader

The story was captivating, but the reader ruined it for me. She read it the way you would read a children's book.