Terry Waite

Out of The Silence

Large Print 30pt, DAISY, Large Print 25pt, Large Print 20pt, Large Print 17pt, Braille
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • ISBN: 9780281077618

The first poetry collection from humanitarian and author Terry Waite, recalling the highs and lows of his life, published to mark the 25th anniversary of his release from captivity in Beirut.

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At the height of the Lebanese civil war in the 1980s over 100 foreign civilians were taken hostage by Islamic Jihad. As the Archbishop of Canterbury’s special envoy, Terry Waite conducted several successful missions to negotiate the release of numerous hostages. But in January 1987, while on one of his many visits to Beirut, he was captured himself. Imprisoned for nearly five years, four of them in solitary confinement, he was chained, beaten, frequently blindfolded, and subjected to a mock execution. In this moving sequence of poems and reflections Terry Waite recalls the highs and lows of his life, both during that ordeal and throughout the happier years of humanitarian work that have followed. They give us a glimpse into the depths of faith, hope and love that sustained him through that intense time of suffering. They also take us into memories of his later life, reminding us of the joy to be found in meaningful work, and in the humanity we share with those around us.

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