Not since the Diary of Anne Frank have I been so enthralled in the true story of hope and survival. "Hope In Present Danger" vividly transported me alongside Sperantza in her journey for religious freedom. I cried with her, feared with her, and shared her faith in an ever-present God who undoubtedly was in control of her dangerous escape. My first reaction once I completed the book was to cry, pray, and thank God for the freedom I so plainly take advantage of everyday. This book was a reminder of how God is always in control and will open a window for you whenever all doors close around you. There is always hope.
— Ivette Rivera-Aponte, Aerospace Technologist
NASA Kennedy Space Center
"A movie in the making."
— Ronald Karpiuk,
President & CEO, Land-Ron, Inc.
“A definite page-turner that cannot be put down.”
— Lorraine Lester,
“Courageous! Compelling! Life-changing! That’s how I describe this riveting story of loyalty, commitment and incredible sacrifice...Without a doubt, "Hope in Present Danger" is a vivid and gripping non-fiction account that epitomizes the old adage that “Truth is stranger than fiction.”
— Lia Scribner,Former English Department Chair,Georgia Cumberland Academy
"This powerful story inspires me to have the conviction to persevere under any circumstance. It is a perfect mix of danger, suspense and God. It gives us a break from the traditional stories and sends us into a different world. This will be a book I will read again and again."
— Thomas Smith,
High School Student
“Hope in Present Danger” is the story of a young girl and her family caught in the crosshairs of a suppressive dictatorship and the compelling convictions of conscience. Each gripping chapter takes one through episode after episode of faith, hope, and determination to reach what often seemed only an illusive dream. At the conclusion of the story I was left with a renewed sense of gratitude to God for that which we so often take for granted—Freedom.
— Noel Shanko,
Assistant to the President, Florida Conference
"Hope in Present Danger" is a gripping journey of danger and delight, as seen through the eyes of a young girl who would not accept anything short of success. I could not put it down. When finished, my first thought was that every young American would be well served to read it. Ours would be a more faithful and considerate society if more of our citizens would simply read your book and ponder the possibilities. Thank you for providing me with a deeper appreciation for the freedoms and comforts we enjoy here in the USA. Thank you for guiding me to a more disciplined practice of positive thinking when I encounter difficult situations. Most of all, thank you for helping me to enjoy a closer relationship with Christ our Savior and for an incredibly uplifting message of hope, faith and freedom.
— Tom Ballew,
District Sales Manager, Philips Lightolier
“Page turner” is an understatement. I began reading this book after putting my kids to bed and couldn’t put it down. I was up until 4 AM reading and forced myself to go to sleep. I finished it the next day. I have never read a book so fast in my life. Every chapter made me want to read more. Your mother’s words of encouragement about God’s protection reminded me of how good God is.
— April E. Rolle,
“Hope In Present Danger” is a fascinating book from start to finish. A powerful story of faith that captivates, moves and inspires! When finished reading it, all I could do was give glory to God!
— Henry Barrios, M.D.,
This book is amazing! In our English class we were told not to read ahead, so that we could all be on the same page, but I read ahead every time. I couldn’t help it! This book has a great message that God will never leave you, no matter what. I would recommend it to anyone. Great job!
— Gabrielle A. Campbell,
I truly found the book exciting to read. In fact I had a hard time putting it down until I had read it cover to cover. You did an outstanding job in making the reader feel he was right there with you all the way through your experiences. Thank you for this fascinating story that reminds us of how grateful we should be for these United States.
— Julius Garner, M.D.
“Hope In Present Danger” is a book to be remembered for ages! It inspires readers to delve into another person’s perspective and see all the challenges and trials Sperantza had to face and the dependence we must have on God to get us through. This book opened my eyes to see God’s everlasting love and His overwhelming power.
— Daniel Aragon,
High School Student
This is a powerful story of hope and courage which reminded me that the freedom we so valiantly fought for and the sacrifices so many of us made were not in vain.
— Philippe W. Gilissen,
World War II Veteran, Architect
Loved this book! I recommend it to anyone who loves a great story. It is captivating from the very start and it’s so real. In life, we will always have trials and tribulations. Whenever we begin to lose hope, we should think of stories like these, because with God all things are possible.
— Daniel Marandura,
High School Student
I loved this book! I devoured it! Your mother’s bravery, tenacity and faith were absolutely amazing. What an inspiring and incredible woman! After reading your story, your mother has become my hero!
— Marta Barrios,
I think "Hope In Present Danger" was very well written. I literally could not put it down. The vivid writing style created wonderful imagery and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. What inspired me the most was that during all the hardships and trials Sperantza and her mother endured, they both stayed faithful to God and praised Him during the worst.
— Sammi Lambert,