Lost Boy No More: A True Story of Survival and Salvationby DiAnn Mills, Abraham Nhial
Lost Boy No More tells the incredible true story of Abraham Nhial—but the story is not his alone. As a nine year-old child, Abraham found himself orphaned as civil war in his homeland of Sudan ravaged his entire village because they refused to embrace Islam. His journey is one of a perilous walk along with 35,000 lost boys of Sudan who fled to Ethiopia.
Lost Boy No More tells the incredible true story of Abraham Nhial—but the story is not his alone. As a nine year-old child, Abraham found himself orphaned as civil war in his homeland of Sudan ravaged his entire village because they refused to embrace Islam. His journey is one of a perilous walk along with 35,000 lost boys of Sudan who fled to Ethiopia. Abraham and others like him made it to the border but hard times were not over as he endured the refugee camps of Ethiopia. Abraham becomes a lost boy no more when he discovers real salvation through Jesus Christ. Lost Boy No More gives more than a narrative of Abraham’s story. It also gives a history of Sudan and the persecution of Christians by Islamic militants.
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Lost Boy No More will touch your heart and set your soul on fire! I cried as I read this emotional journey and the tribulations these boys went through. My heart cried out to them. Powerful and insightful, this is a must-read.
Lost Boy No More is a powerful, important book. More than just a story, it is a challenge to every reader with a heart. Who among us can imagine our entire family being wiped out when we were only nine years old, leaving us desperately alone in a dangerous jungle environment? Yet that horrific reality happened to Abraham Nhial and 35,000 other boys of Sudan. Most people would expect these boys to revert to a survival-of-the-fittest mentality such as is recounted in William Golding¿s Lord of the Flies, where castaway boys turned on and murdered each other. Yet, with eleven-year-old boys as their eldest ¿ and thereby acting as their respected elders ¿ many Lost Boys sacrificed their own lives to help their brothers survive as thousands formed families and trudged barefoot through the jungle to tenuous safety in distant Ethiopia. Mark Twain, who loved to write about adventurous little boys, said, ¿Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear ¿ not absence of fear.¿ These Lost Boys did not choose their adventure, and they were desperately fearful. Yet they chose to master their fear and courageously press on, dodging poisonous snakes, lions, crocodiles, and raging rivers. Many did not survive. Those who did survive know that God has saved their lives so that they might live for others. Four thousand Lost Boys came to the United States, not to enjoy the ¿American dream,¿ but rather to secure an education so that they can go back to their beloved Sudan. There they hope to educate and serve their countrymen. Perhaps that will be the greatest challenge these Lost Boys No More will face, for war still rages in their homeland. Abraham Nhial¿s tragic, triumphant story is told through the able pen of DiAnn Mills, yet never in the entire narrative did I sense Mills¿ voice dominating. After telling his story, Nhial challenges the reader to look beyond self and help in the restoration of Sudan. Several practical ways of helping are listed. As a college English professor and published author, I heartily approve of and endorse this book. It is not entertainment. It is not meant to be. Rather, Lost Boy No More is a challenge to anyone who thinks he or she owns a heart of compassion.