On November 26, 2005, four members of a Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) in Iraq were kidnapped in Baghdad. On March 9, 2006, Tom Fox, a member of the kidnapped Christian Peacemaker Team, was killed. Two weeks later the remaining three members of the team were released.
The kidnapping of these four peacemakers was like a rock thrown into a pond. This collection describes the ripples on the water, the impact and results of that rock, in stories characterized by hope, courage, friendship, and forgiveness. 118 Days bears witness to vital peacemaking being done around the world in these times.