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The Titanic's Last Hero: Story about John Harper
Testimonies and tributes originally published in Scotland in 1912. Compiled and edited by John Climie at the request of John Harper's brother, George. Also published as: John Harper: a hero on the Titanic, 1997--t.p. verso.
Paperback, 158 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Olive Press (SC)
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This book was originally written and published in 1912. The first chapter contained the information about John Harper's final moments on the Titanic. I was moved by his dedicated efforts to win souls for Christ to the very end of his life. Next there are a couple chapters on his life story. Then there are several tributes from friends and fellow pastors. After that there are several testimonies by people that he led to the Lord. The appendixes contained more information about the Titanic and Joh ...more
Let me say that I was very touched, as well as challenged by the amazing story of John Harper and his faithfulness to the Gospel, even unto his death. The problem I have with the book itself was that for me, the story was over at the end of chapter two. The rest of the book was just a combination of John Harper's friends and family talking about his life. And due to the fact that different people were discussing his life, it just seemed rather repetetive, as they were saying the same basic thing ...more
This is a spine-tingling tale of one man's claim to be the last convert of an inspiring minister who could have survived the Titanic but gave his life vest to non-believers. Is this fact or is it fiction. The debate may go on for another hundred years but the fact that this story continues to be told speaks for itself.