This was a heart-rending book! Many tears flowed as I read it. The parts that really touched me were about the suffering the children have to go through. Truly it was the best book I have read this year. I started reading at 10:00pm after the children were in bed and it held me captive until after 2:00am. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down until I was finished. I really can't express in words what this book did to me, other than that it stirred a desire within me to go to a far country, to give ourselves to those people that are suffering and tell them about our Father. It tore my heart apart to think of all these people, hurting, missing limbs, the fatherless, motherless, hungry, burned, and abused while we sit in our cozy little homes, the coffee pot in our reach, watching the birds at the feeders, reading a good book or playing games with our families. It taught me a lesson in thankfulness. --Laura - OH
The writing is gripping and honest, brutally so at times. I cried when they cried and laughed when they laughed. By the end of the story they had changed, and I discovered that I had changed. --Christopher - PA
About the Author
Ruth Ann Stelfox lives in Raymond, Alberta, Canada with her husband, Wayne, and three of their five children. Will and Larry work with Wayne building garden sheds for their new family business. Charlotte and Ruth Ann run an in-home daycare, where they care for several preschoolers. The Stelfoxes live on a small farm on the prairie, forty-five minutes from the magnificent Rocky Mountains and forty miles(as the crow flies) from the Montana border. They raise miniature appaloosa horses and keep a flock of eighty laying hens. They are members of Western Plains Mennonite Church. Ruth Ann has had many articles and poems published and is a field editor for Taste of Home magazine. This is her first book.