At first I had a hard time getting into the book as the writing style seemed a bit choppy. I was also distracted by the extended back story chapters that came after the couple's abduction. However, once the story came back to that point, it was quite compelling, made especially so as it is a true story. The story flowed better, enabling me to pay attention.
It shows that you don't need to be perfect to be used of
God even during terrible time. It's very realistic however, it doesn't gloss over the hardships or the times the narrator, Gracia had understandably a difficult time coping, but it still ended with a hopeful attitude, that while things are not always perfect, things are always under God's control and are for the best.