Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Posted Tue, 04/10/2012 - 9:49pm by Nancy Holte
This book is a page turner. It might take you a few chapters to get absorbed but once you do you’ll have a hard time putting it down. It’s the story of Louis Zamperini, once a defiant boy, who eventually used the talent he’d acquired running from trouble into being a high school track star, and later a major contender in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. But the story doesn’t end there. Though it was expected that Zamperini would again participate in the 1940 Olympics his career was interrupted by the start of World War II. During the war Louis served as an airman which eventually led to a crashed plane, floating on a raft in the ocean for weeks before being captured and taken to a Japanese prison camp. I’ve got to warn you, there are some very gruesome descriptions of his life in this book. But, in the end, you’ll see that Louis had an undeniable resilience and God had an amazing plan. If you can't decide if you'd like to read this book, just read the preface. I dare you to put it down after that.