Hostage in Taipei: A True Story of Forgiveness and Hope

Hostage in Taipei: A True Story of Forgiveness and Hope

by McGill Alexander


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Readers interested in world events, true-experience thrillers, and amazing answers to prayer will enjoy this book.

This true story was produced as a docu-drama by National Geographic Channel and broadcast in their Locked-Up Abroad Series.

A South African diplomat family were taken hostage by a ruthless and notorious killer in Taiwan. In the chaos of media frenzy and gun battles with police the Alexanders' lives were endangered, their faith and love put to the test, and miracles occurred. The Alexander family witnessed for Christ before TV cameras, news media, and throngs of people in a non-Christian nation eager to hear how anyone could show forgiveness toward a killer who had mercilessly harmed them and terrorized the entire island. This event, which occurred in 1997, had huge media coverage and still connects with readers concerned about terrorism in our world today.

In 1997, the family of South African diplomat McGill Alexander were taken hostage by Taiwan's most-wanted and feared criminal, Chen Chin-hsing. The family were held at gunpoint, used as human shields in gun battle with the police, and seriously wounded in the crossfire. Demanding justice for his imprisoned wife, Chen threatened to commit suicide once his mission was accomplished. Besieged by media and police, confusion ensued; but several heroes rose above the danger. Ann Alexander visited Chen Chin-hsing in prison, and before his execution, he converted to faith in Christ. The Alexander's showed the world a stunning example of forgiveness in the midst of violence and revenge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780967038629
Publisher: CLADACH Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

McGill Alexander is retired career soldier who served as Brigadier General in the South African Army. He was on assignment in Taipei, Taiwan, as South Africa's military attache, when he and his family were violently taken hostage by Chen Chin-Hsing. McGill, enjoys military studies, writing, photography, and hiking with friends on the remote and rugged trails of South Africa.

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