Before I left for Africa, I asked for some book suggestions. My friend Sam highly recommended a trilogy of books by Ted Dekker called Black, Red and White.
She gave me the first two to take on my trip, and I just finished reading the third one a few days ago. I would classify them in the "can't make yourself stop" category. Or perhaps the "ignore everyone around you even if they are crying, starving or bleeding from the head" type.
So if anyone is looking for a good read, I would now highly recommend these books. The only thing I will tell you is this...they are a cross between John Grisham/suspense/intelligent drama and Lord of the Rings. But not at the same time. Hmmmm..... Ted Dekker grew up as a missionary kid (or MK as they are fondly known) in Indonesia, and a some of his experiences are interwoven in these books. (Sarah, they even mention Faith Academy in Manila in one of the books!)
And now, I have officially hooked my husband. I am seeing a lot of this around the house tonight.