Episode 175 is with Steven Collis. Steven is the author of the new book “Praying with the Enemy.”
“Based on a true story, Praying with the Enemy is a tale of courage, determination, unlikely friendship, and enduring faith,” says Collis. “We have reached a point in our country where far too many people simply cannot communicate with one another. Civil dialogue about important and critical issues, in particular, is collapsing. Sharing important stories like this from our past allows us to look at lessons learned and the ways in which they can help us better understand who we are today.” Trained in law, religion, and creative writing, Steven T. Collis is a storyteller at heart. The author of Deep Conviction and The Immortals, he is also a law professor at the University of Texas—Austin, where he is the faculty director of the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center. Prior to that, he was a research fellow at Stanford Law School. He has been quoted in media outlets nationwide and speaks across the United States and the world on writing, his books, and the freedoms found in the First Amendment.
While Millar is imprisoned and unable to walk, and the North Korean army grows increasingly suspicious of future ally Kim Jae Pil’s actions under their controlling regime, it seems impossible that either man will find the freedom they so desperately desire. But when these wartime foes cross paths, they find in each other an unlikely companion. Despite speaking different languages, Millar and Kim find common ground in their fragile faith and must rely on each other to undertake a daring escape.
Based on a true story, Praying with the Enemy is a tale of courage, determination, unlikely friendship, and enduring faith.