Martin and Gracia Burnham. Remember them? While serving as missionaries in the Philippines, the Burnhams were kidnapped in 2001 and held hostage for more than a year by a radical Muslim group. During a rescue attempt, Martin was killed.
Gracia, wounded but since recovered, returned to the US and has been telling their story. I heard it yesterday and was struck by what she discovered about herself when all the “props of normal life” were removed. She said it wasn’t pretty.