Undaunted: One Man's Real-Life Journey from Unspeakable Memories to Unbelievable Grace - eBook
Great personal story of a well known man
I have heard of Josh McDowell and his book More than a Carpenter since I was a child. Yet I never knew all the trials he went through as a child and all the ways God revealed Himself to Josh as a young man. What a case this makes for forgiving others - seeing the results in his life was amazing. I loved this story - it gave me goosebumps at times to see how God provided miraculously for Josh McDowell in so many different ways! I was bummed he didn't go further into his life - more info about his wife and the writing of his book More than a Carpenter - but still this was a fabulous book.
July 21, 2013
Dramatic, Heart-Breaking, and Inspirational
This biographical book told of an intellectual quest that led to spiritual awakening. The early experiences in his life were difficult to take, even heart-wrenching. His trials show he can relate to those who are suffering. Knowing where it led because he is such a public figure, I was not surprised by the conclusion, but the journey leading there was quite interesting and inspiring. His life can draw you to renew your own faith. I was reaching for the tissues when he wrote how God answered prayer in Chapter 19, at the end. This book did not take long to read, it flowed like a novel, and it had the evangelism I expected from Mr. McDowell.
July 20, 2013
Terrific demonstration of God's faithfulness
Terrific demonstration of God's faithfulness, July 13, 2013
By Louise Pearson "luvs to cook" (Virginia Beach, VA)
This review is from: Undaunted: One Man's Real-Life Journey from Unspeakable Memories to Unbelievable Grace (Paperback)
Josh McDowell writes with incredible openness of his horrendous childhood as the last child of a woman so fat she couldn't walk through a doorway without hitting both sides and an abusive alcoholic father whose helper on the farm sexually abused Josh until Josh was strong enough to attack and almost kill him. Promising his mother he'd never be an alcoholic or swear, but be the son she'd be proud of, Josh managed to graduate from high school, join the Air Force, get out of it, go to college, and travel to Europe for evidence to debunk Jesus' resurrection. Amazingly, great professors, lawyers, clergy, librarians and scholars spent time with Josh, challenging and pointing out truths to him. Finally one suggested that his perception of his heavenly Father might have been affected by difficulties with his earthly father and that Goethe who wrote Faust said "Man errs until he stops striving." Josh recognized these truths, but it would take time before he was ready to ask God for forgiveness and His presence. Once he did, remarkable miracles took place. God truly directed Josh's paths, making impossible things happen, like finding out if his dead mother ever accepted Jesus as her savior.
July 13, 2013
This is the true story of Josh McDowell, author and evangelist. The book chronicles his childhood and college years, and was written by Josh and film director Cristobal Krusen.
This is a powerful story of Josh's upbringing. He overcame many struggles in life to get where he is today. I have read some of Josh's books but did not know his story or seen the film based on his life. I would have liked to see the story continue past his seminary years, which is where the book stops.
July 5, 2013