Okay, now that I'm a little bit calmer, let me tell you why I said wow so many times.
The story is about this missionary wife. Like the Elliot group, they are in South America (Peru to be exact) trying to reach neighboring Indian tribes. They leave gifts and things, hoping to become friends. But like the Auca Indians, the Shimpiri tribe raids the Americans, leaving everyone lying in the road with arrows sticking out of their backs. They kidnap one lady with her year old son, dragging her five days into the jungle.
The story does have a happy-ish ending. I don't know that I would have written the ending the way it was, but it was definitely a good ending.
Her many struggles were an inspiration for me. I know it is a fictional book, but really, this story has deep levels that ring true too often in our lives. I highly recommend this book to anyone who, well, actually to everyone.