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St. Martin's Griffin

Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria

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Title: Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria
Author: John Kiser
ISBN: 9780312302948
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 2003
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

African History 1437498

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The inspiration for the major motion picture Of Gods and Men

In the spring of l996 armed men broke into a Trappist monastery in war-torn Algeria and took seven monks hostage, pawns in a murky negotiation to free imprisoned terrorists. Two months later their severed heads were found in a tree; their bodies were never recovered.

The village of Tibhirine had sprung up around the monastery because it was a holy place protected by the Virgin Mary, revered by Christians and Muslims alike. But napalm, helicopters, and gunfire had become regular accompaniments to the monastic routine as the violence engulfing Algeria drew closer to the isolated cloister high in the Atlas Mountains.