He used to call me his son. Now he calls me his prisoner. The nightmare started six years ago when Shakir made the decision to leave home after his Muslim father had threatened to take his life. Chilling memories haunt his mind night after night. The pain of living in an underground hideout with his wife and a small group of Christians only intensifies the fear. Still, he believes that after six years of running, living underground may be the only place in which he can stay alive.
The young 18-year-old didn't realize that the fight for his life had only just begun.
After a surprise attack, Shakir, his wife Jakira, and two American Christians are taken to a prison owned by Shakir's own father. There, they are forced to endure imprisonment, torture, starvation, and constant attacks on their faith from radical Muslims whose greatest desire is to see them destroyed. When their faith is pushed to the edge and their will to live is deteriorating with every tortuous beating, will they break under the pressure or choose to give their all for Christ - even to the point of death?
Alone . . . Betrayed . . . Forgotten . . . But faith in God never can be broken.
Life was no longer worth fighting for . . . so let the pieces fall.
Drake Pearson, a narrow-minded 18-year-old barely enduring Missouri’s heat, is tired of feeling empty. Living conditions are about as cozy as a cardboard box, on account of his alcoholic father who can find nothing better to do than argue relentlessly with him. Just when Drake thinks he can’t take another blow, he is reminded daily of his mom who vanished twelve years ago.
And now there’s a dead body. After a terrible accident turns into a protected secret, a twisted string of events brings Drake miles away from home to an elderly man’s front door. Every promising opportunity also brings new doubts and temptations to run away—this time for good. When the secret he has kept locked away threatens to reveal itself, Drake knows he must shield it with his very life, even if the love he has been shown undeservingly is about to be destroyed.
The mind may betray, but the heart never forgets.
Fictional Story of Christian Persecution in Pakistan
Two Separate Lives, Until A Tragic Event Brings Them Together
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