This week, we had the pleasure of sitting down with, Carole Engle Avriett, author of Under the Cover of Light. This gripping biography shares the story of Col. Thomas “Jerry” Curtis’s time in North Vietnam where his helicopter was shot down. Upon is immediate capture, he spent 7½ years confined in a filthy 5′ x 7′ cell at the notorious Hanoi prison camp.
He spent 7 ½ years in captivity; How he survived is a miracle.
What are 2-5 books that have impacted your life?
There is no comparison with any other book—the Bible above all others has impacted my life in every aspect. I read some portion of it daily and find that it never ceases to amaze, delight, and encourage. So it is in a category all its own. However, I do love to read other literature and have a personal library of over 3000 books: all of the classics from The Iliad of Homer to Shakespeare to 20th century early American. Adventure stories are especially interesting and just a few years ago, someone introduced me to Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander series—I read all twenty books in a couple of weeks. So for me, I guess it’s impossible to choose— except, of course, for the Bible.
About the Author . . . Carole Engle Avriett is a former writer/editor for Southern Living Magazine. In addition to leading women’s conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Brazil, where she and her husband serve as missionaries during the summer months, Carole has also authored two Bible Studies. She currently resides in Florida. Her biography, Under the Cover of Light, (Tyndale), is available now wherever books are sold.