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Supersonic Saints: Thrilling Stories from LDS Pilots
Riveting and faith-promoting, Supersonic Saints is a collection of more than 15 true stories of LDS pilots who felt the hand of the Lord in their lives when they needed it most. Many of these pilots are still active in the United States Armed Forces. All of them are alive and active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hardcover, 177 pages
Published May 17th 2007 by Deseret Book
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Feb 16, 2014 Mckell rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lds people of all ages
Recommended to Mckell by: mom
This book is a real nail-bitter. While I was reading this it was absolutely impossible to put down. John Bytheway did an excellent job compiling these thrilling stories. I love the way the stories relate into religious principles that people of any age can apply to their daily lives. I enjoyed having my faith strengthened through these uplifting stories. These stories put you in the pilots shoes and make you believe you are there too. The life threatening experiences these amazing men had, are ...more
Great stories from pilots whose experiences of God’s blessings range from combat to training to search-and-rescue missions, these inspirational accounts include some acts of heroism and bravery, and all of them include gratitude to a loving Heavenly Father who was mindful of them in their hours of need.
It is important to note that this is not a book WRITTEN by John Bytheway, but rather a collection of stories from other people, COMPILED by him. John Bytheway is actually a pretty talented and entertaining author. He also loves planes. So while the individual stories in here are not written amazingly well (IMO), I think he likes them because they are about planes. It's not the worst book ever, but I would personally re-title it "Mildly Interesting Short Stories from LDS Pilots."
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Supersonic Saints is a non-fiction book about mormon pilots and their stories. It doesn't have any main characters because it is a book with lots of short stories about LDS pilots and their near-death experiences. It describes them losing friends, nearly crashing, leaps of faith, crazy officers that trained them and other stories like that. It is interesting to learn about events happening to all of these ordinary people with ordinary jobs and lives. It talks about each pilot and what job they ...more
I've met at least two of these pilots who contributed a story to this book. The most recent was Gil Bertleson, the SR-71 Blackbird pilot. There is a retired Blackbird at the Hill Air force Base Museum and what a beautiful piece of work that is! It's incredible to pair that with the stories that I've personally heard him tell and the story that is in this book. Fun book for airplane nerds like my Dad and I!
I hijacked this book from my husband to read when I was in between books. Because it is a compilation of short stories, it was perfect to pick up and read whenever! A group of LDS pilots tell their flight stories, mostly during war times and relate it to the gospel. Some authors were better story-tellers than others. But it's a great read for anyone who loves flying.
Easy reading, was able to finish it in a few hours. A number of personal experiences of LDS pilots, mostly consisting of Vietnam war stories but some in the modern era, ie the SR-71 and Space Shuttle. Most of them deal with weather issues. A couple of them brought a tear to my eye, overall a good short read.
This is my little boy's book. He got it cause it has a jet on the cover :-). It is a compilation of stories, Mormon pilots (so far all have been American) who had close calls and miracles happen while flying for the military. I read him a chapter each night before going to bed. It has been enjoyable.
A good book for pilots and those who love pilots. :-) I know one of the pilot/authors in this book and it is a really inspirational book. I like to read about men that are able to be righteous while serving their country in the military.
Jul 10, 2011 Alyssa rated it really liked it
Awesome true stories from pilots and even an astronaut that combine their amazing adventures with faith and testimony. I think boys/young men especially would pick this up and love reading it. I learned a lot about flying too! Pretty good combo of action and faith.
Jan 31, 2008 Eric rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys 2 of 3: Flight, History, LDS
Great Book; It has some fascinating stories with a great morale to each story. Each story isn't too long, and the book as a whole is a pretty quick read. It really gives interesting perspectives into flight, history, and the gospel-- Since I like all three, I really enjoyed this book!
Apr 02, 2009 sMarty rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes thrilling and spiritual stories
This book didn't get good until about the sixth chapter and once it hit that chapter it was a great book. This book had spiritual moments and inspiring moments, and most of the stories were outstanding. This book was very good and I can't wait to read the second.
Loved this book. If you enjoy airplanes and personal stories of faith, mostly during battle, you will love this book. I felt that it further strengthened my gratitude for those who serve our country and the priceless personal faith building experiences were inspiring.
Mar 26, 2014 Tamdaqueenhotmail.com rated it liked it · review of another edition
True stories from lds pilots. I liked it because the doctrine wasn't over powering but settle enough to know that these men had faith in a supreme being and thanked him for accomplishments or survival.
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John Bytheway (born October 1962) is an American author and academic, who is well known as a comic motivational speaker for youth within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Born in Salt Lake City, Bytheway attended the University of Utah and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, receiving a Master's Degree in Religious Education. He also served as a missionary for the LDS ...moreMore about John Bytheway...