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The Resource Almost gone : twenty days and one chance to save our daughter, John Baldwin, Mackenzie Baldwin ; introduction by Stephanie Baldwin

Almost gone : twenty days and one chance to save our daughter, John Baldwin, Mackenzie Baldwin ; introduction by Stephanie Baldwin

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Almost gone : twenty days and one chance to save our daughter
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Almost gone
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twenty days and one chance to save our daughter
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John Baldwin, Mackenzie Baldwin ; introduction by Stephanie Baldwin
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eng
Summary
"This is the never-before-told, riveting true story about a teenage Christian girl who was seduced online by a charming young Muslim man from Kosovo, and her father who ultimately worked with the FBI to save her from disappearing forever. The Baldwins were a strong Christian family, living in Plano, Texas. When their seventeen-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, met Aadam in a random-match online chat room, she fell for his good looks, his charm, and his respectful conversation. He told her he lived in New York, and they began an online friendship. But over the course of a few months, Aadam revealed that he actually lived in Kosovo and had only pretended to live in New York so Mackenzie would keep chatting with him. The more attached she became to Aadam, the more detached she became from her family. John and Stephanie, Mackenzie's parents, had no clue what was behind their daughter's change in personality, her surprising interest in Islam, her suddenly modest dress, and her withdrawal from friends and family. When Mackenzie's attachment to Aadam increased even more and they became "engaged," she started making plans to secretly fly to Kosovo where she and Aadam would be married. But twenty-five days before Mackenzie was scheduled to fly to Kosovo, John found out about his daughter's dangerous plan when three of her friends came forward. John contacted the FBI, and asked for help. Though the FBI did not believe Aadam was trying to radicalize Mackenzie, they were concerned about his intentions, as that part of Kosovo was known for sex-trafficking, human-trafficking, and citizenship frauds. Kosovo was no place for an unaccompanied, naive teenager to secretly travel and marry a stranger she knew only through online chats. Within the limited time remaining before Mackenzie's departure, John and Stephanie had to confront Mackenzie and stop her before she would be lost to them forever. Told from the viewpoint of both father and daughter, Almost Gone follows Mackenzie's network of lies and deceit and her parents' escalating bewilderment and alarm. More than a cautionary tale, this is the incredible story of unconditional parental love, unwavering faith, and how God helped a family save their daughter from a relationship that jeopardized not only her happiness, but also her safety"--
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non fiction
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Almost gone : twenty days and one chance to save our daughter, John Baldwin, Mackenzie Baldwin ; introduction by Stephanie Baldwin
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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sky2ocm89562986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781501179044
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(hardback)
Lccn
2017036939
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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Almost gone : twenty days and one chance to save our daughter, John Baldwin, Mackenzie Baldwin ; introduction by Stephanie Baldwin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm89562986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781501179044
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017036939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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