by Greg Taylor
How does Dr. Amanda Madrid's faith help her overcome violence and fear after dangerous drug cartels attack the jungle clinics she has established? How will she achieve her desire to bring hope and healing to the wounded and suffering people in the mountains of Central Honduras?
In Honduras' "Wild West" mountain jungles, Amanda Madrid found her calling as a medical doctor to poor farmers.
When she was a young girl, Amanda prayed a prayer asking God to help her serve the rest of her life as a doctor. When her father rejected her dream and calling, eighteen-year-old Amanda struck out alone to enter medical school in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Her work as a medical officer, international consultant, and director of a multi-national Christian medical group called Predisan could have resulted in prestigious luxury for her. Instead, she became a medical missionary in her own country; her faithfulness to her prayer as a little girl led Dr. Madrid to the mountains on horseback and prepared her for the biggest challenge of her life.
When a drug cartel captures a Predisan clinic in the jungle, Dr. Madrid goes toe to toe with the cartel's paid mercenaries—she in her signature red high heels and wielding prayer, the soldiers in their combat boots and brandishing AK-47s.
This is the compelling story of a Honduran doctor heartbroken about the many killings and bad medicine of the drug cartels. Can the same kind of love and prayer she gives her patients also cause these violent men to lay down their guns?
Greg R. Taylor is the author of many non-fiction books and a novel titled, High Places. He and his wife, Jill, have three children, Ashley, Anna, and Jacob. Anna traveled with Greg to Honduras to assist with research for this book. Contact the author at gregtaylor.wordpress.com or follow him on Twitter: @gregrtaylor. Greg and his family reside in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
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