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224 pages
Apr 2005
Tyndale House Publishers

To Fly Again: Surviving the Tailspins of Life

by Gracia Burnham & Dean Merrill

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Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound. When they come from one you can identify as a big sister or a friend in the Lord, they are also heart satisfying. To Fly Again is just such a book. Gracia Burnham opens with the to-do list left behind on their kitchen counter the day she and her missionary husband were kidnapped by Filipino Muslim terrorists. What lessons she draws from that little list! Such as: coping when you are no longer in charge of your life; facing terminal illness; in the midst of desperation how good and loving is our God; and working with God. Filling her book full of cameos about herself and others, adding in scripture as it comes to her mind, maintaining the total self-honesty we met in To Live Again, Gracia reflects on several of those facets of life that continually grind against us, including defining yourself, anger, revenge, impatience, weakness, and sin. She also radiates hope considering such ideas as a contrite spirit, a survival kit, gentle words, joy, and God’s future best for you.

Even if you have not yet read Gracia Burnham’s biography To Live Again, you will enjoy this consoling, teaching volume. Filled with winsome wisdom, To Fly Again achieves its aim to help you accept God’s guidance in handling the “crosswinds that batter our lives.” It can be read chapter-by-chapter in a daily devotional manner, or straight through. However you read it, leave time for your own memories, daily problems, besetting sins and troubles, and personal joys in the Lord to fall into the narrative beside Gracia’s anecdotes. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

The world learned the horrendous details of Martin and Gracia Burnham's yearlong captivity in Gracia's best-selling, Gold Medallion Award-winning book, In the Presence of My Enemies. In this follow-up, Gracia reflects on the lessons and spiritual truths she learned in the jungle and how they apply to anyone's life. Twenty-one brief, theme-based chapters squarely address the challenges each of us face as we pass through difficult times to take to the skies again. This book offers no pat answers or easy solutions, just the battle-tested wisdom of a woman who lived her greatest nightmare and came through it more convinced of God's grace than ever before.