10 People Who Survived Unbelievable Circumstances

Sometimes reality is even more unbelievable than fiction. The circumstances these 10 people endured are unimaginable to most people. In these memoirs, they share their own true stories of faith and survival.

Breaking Cover by Michelle Rigby Assad

Breaking Cover is the explosive tell-all memoir of Michele Rigby Assad, an ex-counterterrorism expert for the CIA. From leading secret undercover missions in some of the world’s most dangerous places to winning success in a male-dominated industry, Michele shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things—even in the unlikeliest of circumstances.

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Deep Undercover by Jack Barsky

Millions watched the CBS 60 Minutes special on Jack Barsky in 2015. Now, in this fascinating memoir, the Soviet KGB agent tells his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught. Deep Undercover reveals the secret life of this man without a country and tells the story no one ever expected him to tell.

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Captive in Iran by Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh

In the face of ruthless interrogations, persecution, and a death sentence, Maryam and Marziyeh chose to take the radical—and dangerous—step of sharing their faith inside the very walls of the government stronghold that was meant to silence them. In Captive in Iran, these two courageous Iranian women recount how God used their 259 days in Evin Prison to shine His light into one of the world’s darkest places, giving hope to those who had lost everything and showing love to those in despair.

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Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef

From the upper echelons of a radical Islamic terrorist organization comes the stunning account of Mosab Hassan Yousef–the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, one of three surviving founders of Hamas–and his conversion to the Christian faith. Gentle yet strong, Son of Hamas is a beautiful narrative about the love between a father and his son against the backdrop of violence and death.

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Under the Cover of Light by Carole Engle Avriett

In 1965, USAF COL Thomas “Jerry” Curtis’s rescue helicopter was shot down over North Vietnam. He was immediately captured and spent the better part of 71/2 years confined in filthy cells throughout the notorious Hanoi prison camps. Now, for the first time in print, Jerry shares the full story of his 2,703 days in captivity and what he learned about faith, hope, and the indomitable power of the human spirit.

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Saving My Assassin by Virginia Prodan

At just under five feet tall, Virginia Prodan was no match for the towering 6′ 10″ gun-wielding assassin the Romanian government sent to her office to take her life. It was not the first time her life had been threatened—nor would it be the last. A must-read for all generations, Saving My Assassin is the unforgettable account of one woman’s search for truth, her defiance in the face of evil, and a surprise encounter that proves without a shadow of a doubt that nothing is impossible with God.

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Once an Arafat Man by Tass Saada

At age 17, Palestinian Tass Saada ran away to become a PLO sniper, onetime chauffeur for Yasser Arafat, and a Muslim immersed in anti-Israeli activity. As a man he moved to America, started a family, and eventually became a Christian. Then he risked retribution as he returned home to share his faith with his family and former boss. Once an Arafat Man is a story of the ultimate triumph of love over hatred, of reconciliation over divisions.

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Fire Road by Kim Phuc Phan Thi

More than four decades ago, her excruciating pain was exposed in a photo that made headlines around the world. Only now is she fully revealing the depth of her scarring—to both body and soul. It’s a moment forever captured, an iconic image that has come to define the horror and violence of the Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Kim Phuc running in agony moments after napalm bombs fell from the sky, bringing hellish fire that burned away her clothing and seared deep into her skin.

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The Missing Matisse by Pierre H. Matisse

Born into a famous family, Pierre Matisse grew up immersed in the art world of Paris and the French Riviera, spending time with some of the most famous artists of the twentieth century. He was crushed and bewildered when, at the outbreak of WWII, that identity was suddenly snatched from him with no explanation. So began Pierre’s lifelong search to solve the mystery of who he really was, a quest that forms the intriguing backdrop to this memoir of a fascinating and adventurous life on three continents.

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The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister

Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she had kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust. This book reveals that story. Nonna’s childhood writings, revisited in her late adulthood, tell the remarkable tale of how a Russian girl from a family that had known wealth and privilege, then exposed to German labor camps, learned the value of human life and the importance of forgiveness.

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