19 March 2018

An autobiography by Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil SDB, recounting 557 days of terrorist captivity in war-torn Yemen. This book is a classic testimonial to the truth that the Lord alive hears our prayers and that He would surely answer it in His own good time. This book is a solid assurance that when for the Lord’s sake we face trials on one side, He will be there to strengthen us with graces on the other.

The book narrates the life of Fr. Tom from his childhood to his formation in the Salesian Congregation, to his missionary work in Yemen, and gives a detailed account of his abduction and imprisonment.

“My aim in writing this book is in the least to present myself as extraordinary. However, there are two reasons. First of all, to testify to everyone how God has been extraordinarily kind to me. Secondly, since my release, I have been flooded with invitations from many people who through their intensive prayers have made my release possible. In spite of my best effort, I have not been able to oblige all invitations. I want to thank all wonderful people and share with them my experience in captivity and miraculous release” has written Fr Tom Uzhunnalil.

"A moving testimonial of faith & a timely reminder of the power of prayer" has said Fr. Joyce Thonikuzhiyil, SDB, INK Provincial.


KJC Publications, 160 pages.

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