(A DISTANT GRIEF... . . . is about the persecuted Christians in Uganda and is a compelling witness to the Western Church. It confirms the truth that in suffering is the glory, richness and power of Jesus Christ known fully. The force of the underworld is expressed as the book recounts the diabolical mind and actions of Idi Amin. But Christ is sufficient and wipes the tears from the eyes of His martyred saints and the burgeoning Body of believers in East Africa. My brother Kefa's story is dreadful . . . but absolutely necessary, as non-Third World Christians need to be awakened to the 'principalities and powers' which are loose in our sophisticated society. Recent events remind us that darkness lurks just below the surface in all of us. But the ringing testimony of A DISTANT GRIEF is that we are called to that Light which the darkness cannot extinguish. This is an essential book for those who desire to be people through whom the Light shines. --Senator Mark Hatfield Kefa Sempangi founded and pastored the 14,000 member Redeemeed Church of Uganda, which became a target of Idi Amin's persecution in 1973. Kefa and his family escaped death by the narrowest of margins and fled to Kenya, then Europe, and finally to America where he completed a seminary degree and became director of the Africa Foundation, Inc., an organization pledged to help Ugandan refugees fleeing Amin's terrorist regime.