Get out! Run! We must leave this place! They are going to destroy this whole place! Go, children, run first! Go now!
were the final shouts nine year-old Kim Phuc heard before her world
dissolved into flames—before napalm bombs fell from the sky, burning
away her clothing and searing deep into her skin. It’s a moment forever
captured, an iconic image that has come to define the horror and
violence of the Vietnam War. Kim was left for dead in a morgue; no one
expected her to survive the attack. Napalm meant fire, and fire meant
Against all odds, Kim lived—but her journey toward healing
was only beginning. When the napalm bombs dropped, everything Kim knew
and relied on exploded along with them: her home, her country’s freedom,
her childhood innocence and happiness. The coming years would be marked
by excruciating treatments for her burns and unrelenting physical pain
throughout her body, which were constant reminders of that terrible day.
Kim survived the pain of her body ablaze, but how could she possibly
survive the pain of her devastated soul?
Fire Road is the
true story of how she found the answer in a God who suffered Himself; a
Savior who truly understood and cared about the depths of her pain. Fire Road
is a story of horror and hope, a harrowing tale of a life changed in an
instant—and the power and resilience that can only be found in the
power of God’s mercy and love.
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