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Overview Reona Peterson Joly and Evey Muggleton Heckman never dreamed of the adventure and danger that lay before them as they attended a short-term missions school in Switzerland. Then, as the two young women sought God, they began to sense a burden for the mysterious, isolated nation of Albania - a nation unlike any other. In the 1970s Albania's leaders boasted that their's was the only completely atheistic nation in the world. Closed to almost all outsiders, Albania particularly wanted no contact with Christians. Preaching the gospel in this communist country was punishable by death. Willing participants in God's plan, yet unsure of how He would lift their burden, Reona and Evey took the first small steps of faith. Through a miraculous set of events, the two young believers were drawn into the danger and intrigue of being undercover agents in a nation that officially despised Him.
Publishers Description "On every continent, in every nation, God is at work in and through the lives of believers. From the streets of Amsterdam to remote Pacific islands to the jungles of Ecuador and beyond, each international adventure that emerges is a dramatic episode that could be directed only by the hand of God. Facing the ultimate risk, two women obey God's call to bring the gospel to the people of Albania.
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Studio: Y W A M Pub
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1997
Publisher Y W A M Pub
Series International Adventures
Series Number 12
ISBN 0927545926 ISBN13 9780927545921
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Reona Peterson Joly, Tomorrow You Die (1997) Apr 25, 2005
This volume of YWAM's International Adventures series was first published in 1976 by then Reona Peterson. The author and a friend, Evey Muggleton (now Evey Muggleton Heckman) smuggled scriptures into Albania during a ten-day tour of that country in 1973. Apprehended, they were threatened, interrogated, and expelled.
Although interesting, the story does not, to my mind, match others in the International Adventure series in either the extent of the Christian service described (see Peace Child, A Cry From the Streets, and Living on the Devil's Doorstep) or the perils undergone (see Imprisoned in Iran). Indeed, one wonders whether Joly's position as personal secretary to YWAM's founder, Loren Cunningham, played any part in the decision to publish this book (which might have been better as an article).
Many lengthy quotes are not specifically ascribed to their source (see pp. 100-01, 148, 148-49, and 158-59) and some lectures are offered verbatim (see pp. 59-61, 62-64), even though there is no evidence that Joly kept a diary and Heckman's record was destroyed during the trip (see pp. 107-08). Nor does Joly's treatment, traumatic though it may have been, appear to rise to the level of the "imprisonment" she claims (see p. 160).
This aside, the volume has useful insights into the smuggling of Christian literature into totalitarian countries and is a useful description of tourism in Albania in the 1970's.