Thomas Hamill of Macon, Miss., who was kidnapped by Iraqi insurgents while working there as a truck driver then escaped after 24 days in captivity, signed copies of his new book Tuesday at City Drugs in his hometown.
Hamill co-authored the book with Brandon, Miss. writer Paul Brown. It chronicles his extraordinary story that ultimately made him known worldwide.
"It leads up to the struggles I had over here, ends up in Iraq, the situation I was in being captured and my faith with God and my trust in Him to take me through that situation," said Hamill.
Hamill said it was through his ordeal as a civilian prisoner of war in Iraq that he learned life's biggest lesson, have faith in and rely on God and not on self.
"That first day I realized that there was nothing that I could do. I knew what these people were capable of doing, but I couldn't change it. God's going to have to take care of everything," said Hamill. "He's going to have to intervene in some way to change the outcome."
The book was published by Stoeger Publishing and is available wherever books are sold. Books-a-Million in Meridian said it could order the book for anyone who wants to buy it.
Hamill's book signing tour stops all across the state of Mississippi, with a stop in Birmingham and various radio and television appearances.
"We're going to New York and we've got several dates scheduled on FOX shows this Saturday and the following Monday. We'll go from there to the Washington D.C. area," said Jay Langston of Stoeger Publishing.