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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Jul 03, 14

bookshelves: bio-historical
Read in January, 2010

This book was very well written. I enjoyed learning more about WWII and what the men & women went thru with the fight against Japan. It is amazing what the human spirit can endure and how God's hand plays a part in that. It was all thru this book. With the author's help, you felt for the characters of this story, the pain, the loss, the victory and most important the love of a family. A determination of never giving up. A very important lesson on not giving up.

Updated.. on 7/3/2014 Louis passed away. The following was posted on facebook by Trevin Wax which I thought was appropriate.


•The bullies he faced in high school in the 1920′s couldn’t break him.
•The injustice done to him by other runners as he raced to beat records didn’t break him.
•The severe homesickness that accompanied his military service couldn’t break him.
•His plane crash into the Pacific on May 27, 1943 didn’t break him.
•47 days drifting on a raft in the ocean couldn’t break him.
•The sharks that attacked him from the water while the Japanese strafed his raft from the sky didn’t break him.
•Burying his close friend and fellow soldier at sea couldn’t break him.
•A typhoon that nearly swamped his raft didn’t break him.
•His Japanese captors who taunted and tortured and nearly starved him for two and a half years couldn’t break him.
•The mental agonies stirred up by the tortures of “The Bird” didn’t break him.
•But in September 1949, at a Billy Graham crusade, the gospel broke him.
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Jeanie 7/3/2014 Zamperini passed away. On Facebook Trevin Wax posted this..
•The bullies he faced in high school in the 1920′s couldn’t break him.
•The injustice done to him by other runners as he raced to beat records didn’t break him.
•The severe homesickness that accompanied his military service couldn’t break him.
•His plane crash into the Pacific on May 27, 1943 didn’t break him.
•47 days drifting on a raft in the ocean couldn’t break him.
•The sharks that attacked him from the water while the Japanese strafed his raft from the sky didn’t break him.
•Burying his close friend and fellow soldier at sea couldn’t break him.
•A typhoon that nearly swamped his raft didn’t break him.
•His Japanese captors who taunted and tortured and nearly starved him for two and a half years couldn’t break him.
•The mental agonies stirred up by the tortures of “The Bird” didn’t break him.
•But in September 1949, at a Billy Graham crusade, the gospel broke him.


Heather I loved this book and loved your added comment after his death. What a testimony for God's redemption!


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