Sometimes, to get to the good stuff, we have to go through the tough stuff...with God's help of course. That's the message that John and Bessie Gonleh, with Bruce Beakley, produce in their book Refuge: A True Story of Faith and Civil War. The Gonleh's went through a horrific experience that spanned years and years, but didn't lose their faith, didn't give up hope, and never stopped leaning on the Lord.
In 1989, the Gonleh's lived in Monrovia, Liberia. A war had broken out in their country and the family was forced to witness and experience death, disease, and terrible sights while attempting to flee the country. After almost 20 years, the family finally escaped to America, but not without heartache at the experiences they went through. You will be truly amazed at what this family was forced to deal with and the manner in which they experienced it. From taveling through the Liberian wilderness with their 6 children, looking for help, the death of children, and so much more. Such positivity and hope lay with the tragedy.
Reading like a thrilling fiction story, Refuge is anything but fiction. When you finish the last page, this one is definitely going to stick with you for quite some time.
To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon. There is also a website for the book www.RefugeTheBook.com.
Refuge: A True Story of Faith and Civil War
John and Bessie Gonleh with Bruce Beakley