Dear World

Dear World: A Syrian Girl’s Story of War and Plea for Peace - Bana Alabed

This is a quick, easy-to-read, hard-to-put-down and profound book of a young child's harrowing journey through the hell that is present-day Syria. What is so incredible about this book is the author herself, who is not even 10 years old, but has already lived through more suffering than anyone should in their entire lifetime. Yet she come through it with hope and faith and trust in God. She is still young enough to like to play with her dolls, but at the same time, in many ways, she is far more mature than many adults. She is an 'old soul' with eyes of compassion and love. Suffering has taught her much, but it has not embittered, hardened, or broken her. She is a little girl, yet she is made of indomitable strength that comes from her faith in God. Learn at her feet lessons only those who have seen and endured the worst and survived to teach the rest of us. You will gain a lifetime of wisdom and grace from someone only 8 years old. Bravo, Bana! God bless you.