Out of the Silence: Memories, Poems, Reflections

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 fAt 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.Out of the Silence not only offers a rare insight into one man s experience in the throes of a bitter conflict of the past it also bears witness to the enduring power of forgiveness, truth and reconciliation in the face of adverse forces still at work in the world today.
Out of the Silence Memories Poems Reflections At the height of the Lebanese civil war in the s over foreign civilians were taken hostage by Islamic Jihad As the Archbishop of Canterbury s special envoy Terry Waite conducted several succe

  • Title: Out of the Silence: Memories, Poems, Reflections
  • Author: Terry Waite
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  • Page: 107
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    1. Out of the Silence: Memories, Poems, Reflectionsby Terry Waite is a collection of prose and poetry and reflections of the life of the envoy. Waite was the Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs for the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, in the 1980s. As an envoy for the Church of England, he traveled to Lebanon to try to secure the release of four hostages, including the journalist John McCarthy. He was himself kidnapped and held captive from 1987 to 1991. He is president of the cha [...]

    2. Terry Waite isn’t going to win awards for his poetry, but with his introductions and the obvious care and depth of feeling infused, this book is a pleasure to read.

    3. Out of the SilenceMemories, poems, reflectionsby Terry WaiteSPCKSPCK PublishingBiographies & Memoirs, PoetryPub Date 18 Nov 2016I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Out of Silence through the publisher and Netgalley:Terry Waite is best known for his work as a hostage negotiator. This book includes reflections and poetry on his life up to date. This book reflects on life, but on death as well.I give Out of the Silence five out of five stars.Happy Reading.

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