Review of Faith in Crisis by Jim and Shirley Carroll

Jim Carroll was working in Kuwait during the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Jim’s wife Shirley, and their seven children, were stranded in the couple’s summer home in Georgia, with no means of income and very little information about Jim’s fate. This is the story of how the Carroll’s suddenly found their faith in God to be tested far beyond anything they’d ever imagined possible.

Faith in Crisis is told via Jim’s journal entries, during his five-month detainment in war-torn Kuwait. Every now and then, we hear from Shirley, but mostly this is Jim’s story of his ordeal.

This turned out to be a very interesting and gripping tale. I can’t imagine what the Carroll’s must have gone through during this incredibly stressful time. I appreciated Jim’s candor throughout. Jim was open and honest about how he had questioned God’s reasons for allowing him to endure the nightmare of not knowing whether he’d survive or not. Truly, Jim and Shirley’s faith in God was clear. This book is testimony that God is in control.

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Christian non-fiction, as well as historical accounts. It certainly held my attention until the very end. Thanks to Book Crash and the publisher for providing a complimentary copy of this book!

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton