The Book: Kidnapped By The Taliban, by Dilip Joseph and James Lund
The Blurb: An American physician in rural Afghanistan faces the unimaginable. Kidnapped by the Taliban is the dramatic account of Dilip Joseph’s terrifying journey. He rides a roller-coaster of emotions wondering if he will ever see his family again. Readers will marvel at Dilip’s surprising bond with one of his captors. After four days of uncertainty, gunfire announces the arrival of Navy SEAL Team Six, the elite group of soldiers that took down al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. SEAL team member Nicolas D. Checque loses his life in the rescue, as do the Taliban kidnappers.
The Babble: Kidnapped by the Taliban is a first-hand report of one man’s dream made real, the very real physical threats to that dream and the peace made possible through Joseph’s faith in God when that dream was threatened. This well-written account leads us to know Dilip Joseph and his desire through faith to help others both physically and spiritually whenever possible. It’s so easy to see the bad guys as just that: bad guys. Dilip Joseph’s account of his terrifying kidnap by the Taliban and his daring rescue by SEAL Team Six reminds us that both bad guys and good guys are still guys. Guys with parents and siblings, wives and children, responsibilities and dreams. Joseph and Lund have taken a potentially hate- and fear-mongering incident and made it a cause for hope.
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