first heard about the Lost Boys of Sudan several
years ago through
news reports. The stories told were almost
too unbelievable to
be true. I wanted to know more but lost track
of the story.
Then, DiAnn Mills gave me the honor of reading
I was once again captured by what may be
one of the saddest and
yet greatest stories of our time.
story of Abraham Nhial and the sixteen thousand
wandered Africa for years, alone and afraid,
is a story of biblical proportions.
People of all religions are familiar with
of Abraham of the Bible. His faith in God
led him and his
family on a journey that laid the foundation
for the world. Few,
however, know the story of the modern-day
Abraham as told
in this incredible book.
Mills takes the reader on a heartbreaking and inspiring journey
from the Sudan to Ethiopia and Kenya. Sixteen thousand boys
came together from all across the Sudan, as they
those attacking their villages and killing their
sisters, and other family members. These boys were alone,
with only each other to guide the way, provide
food and try
to protect each other. In their journey to safety,
they had to survive
rebel soldiers, crocodiles, and the elements of
the unforgiving countryside.
Many did not survive.
Lost Boys eventually found safety in Ethiopia,
but it, too,
was overrun by rebels and the boys had to go on
the run again.
Their journey led them back to the land they had
fled in fear
and then on to a United Nations refugee camp in
ended up, and still live in, the United States,
where they are
receiving an education and waiting
to return to their homeland one
book is more than a story of an incredible journey
young boys. It is most importantly a story of faith.
This is why
I see this work by DiAnn Mills as a story of biblical
faith of these boys in Jesus as their Savior, despite
they suffered in their journey and still face today,
can be compared
to the stories of faith in the Bible. The faith
of the Lost Boys
is an example to all in the world to the peace,
hope and promise
of God's Word. Every believer will be inspired
by the story
of the Lost Boys. Nonbelievers will understand,
possibly for the
first time, how faith in Jesus Christ
is the only answer for the struggles
of this world.
story is also one of the politics and religion
of this world.
In a time when the Christian and Islamic faiths
are on a collision
course in much of the world, DiAnn Mills walks
each faith so that the reader has a better understanding of
the present-day conflicts through the backdrop
of her story on Abraham's
journey across Africa.
will be shocked, saddened, inspired, and filled
with hope as
you read "Lost Boy No More".
Patrick is author of the best-selling book "The
Important Book You Will Ever Read", a personal
challenge to read
the Bible. He is owner of Houston Broadcasting
and hosts a
daily radio talk show. An award-winning veteran
of more than thirty-five
years in the media, he is
a regular contributor to
MSNBC, and other networks.
He is often the guest host on
national radio shows for
Michael Reagan and Laura Ingraham.