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About the Author
TOMÁS GUZARO played a central role in aiding the Ixil refugees during the Guatemalan civil war and since 1987 has been the administrator of a private hospital in Nebaj, where he served as vice mayor from 2000 to 2004. He currently oversees ninety-six churches within the Church of God.
After moving to Nebaj in 1993, TERRI MCCOMB and her husband got to know Tomás Guzaro while working with agricultural development programs. They still live in Ixil country, where Terri divides her time between schooling her four children and writing.
Table of Contents
1 Exodus: August 1982 1
2 Son of a Mayan Priest: 1960s 12
3 Catholicism in Ixil Country: Late 1960s-Mid-1970s 28
4 The Curse: 1975-1976 39
5 Conflict of Cultures: October 1976-1977 49
6 Reconciliation: 1977-1978 57
7 Protestant Growth and the Guerrilla Takeover: February-September 1979 69
8 Between Two Fires: October 1979-August 1980 79
9 Targeting the Evangélicos: September 1980 89
10 Given a Little More Time: September-December 1980 98
11 Narrow Escapes: January 1981-February 1982 108
12 Desperate for a Way Out: February-July 1982 121
13 The Vision: July-August 1982 133
14 Escaping the Fire: August 3-4, 1982 143
15 A Taste of Freedom: August 1982 152
16 Life in a Refugee Village: September 1982-May 1983 165
17 Lifting Up Ixil Country: June 1983-2009 179
Afterword.Tomás Guzaro in Historical Context 194
References and Further Reading 217
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Amazing story of how Tomas helped his people during the war. A few parts of the book were slow moving, but not for long. The book is an easy and enjoyable read. The book paints a real picture of Guatemalan life. I enjoyed the vivid pictures drawn through Terri McComb's words. It brings out how different people's lives are despite their being from the same country. Tomas is one type of man while the military is a different type of man. This book reminds me of how much one man can do if he takes the initiative to do so along with the help of God. I enjoyed Escaping the Fire and would highly recommend it. Overall very enjoyable book.
This story is so well writen. I loved it. Reading this book was a roller coaster of emotions but It also made me feel thr inner peace Tomas felt.