Fire Road, by Kim Phuc Phan Ti
Ever since I first saw the iconic photograph of a young girl running in terror, her clothes burned off, I wondered about her story. When the opportunity came up to review Kim Phuc’s new book, Fire Road, I grabbed it!
After reading about the extent of Kim’s injuries I was amazed that she had even survived. Even the medical staff at the hospital did not expect her to live; she was initially left in the morgue while still alive! Kim Phuc spent over a year in hospital undergoing treatment for the burns she received when South Vietnamese planes dropped a napalm bomb on the temple where she and her family had thought they would be safe.
It’s hard to know how much to say without spoiling the book!
Kim was brought up in the religion her family followed but none of the many gods helped her. She was hungry for more and eventually discovered the one true God. Over time, she was able to find healing for her soul and forgiveness for those who hurt her, both from the attack and after. She is very open and candid about the bumpy road of depression and suicidal thoughts, of the heartbreak of her family not supporting her faith, the frustration of being used as a propaganda tool by her country, and the physical pain she endured throughout her life.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes from Tyndale House. I was not obligated to provide a positive review. Affiliate links included in this post.