Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
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Bethany House / 2014 / Hardcover

Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

Bethany House / 2014 / Hardcover

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Out of the Depths

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On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was struck by Japanese torpedoes, causing it to sink into the Pacific Ocean. Vividly describing the horrors of being plagued by dehydration, exposure, saline poisoning, and sharks, marine Edgar Harrell tells of his miraculous survival at sea---and his courage and faith in God's providence! 208 pages, hardcover from Bethany.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764212605
ISBN-13: 9780764212604

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The Inspiring Story of a World War II Hero's Miraculous Survival at Sea

July 30, 1945--The USS Indianapolis and its 1,196-man crew is making its way toward a small island in the South Pacific. The ship is sailing unescorted, assured by headquarters the waters are safe. It is midnight, and Marine Edgar Harrell and several others have sacked out on deck rather than spend the night in their hot and muggy quarters below. Fresh off a top-secret mission to deliver uranium for the atomic bombs that would ultimately end World War II, they are unaware their ship is being watched. Minutes later, six torpedoes are slicing toward the Indy . . .

For five horrifying days and nights after their ship went down, Harrell and his shipmates had to fend for themselves in the open seas. Plagued by dehydration, exposure, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks, their numbers were cruelly depleted before they were miraculously rescued. This is one man's story of courage, ingenuity, and faith in God's providence in the midst of the worst naval disaster in U.S. history.

Author Bio

Edgar Harrell, USMC (Ret.), owned and operated a distributorship for the Pella Window Company in Rock Island, Illinois, for thirty-five years, served for fifteen years on the board of Moody Bible Institute, and has been a lay minister throughout his adult life. He lives in Clarksville, Tennessee, with his wife, Ola, enjoying their two children, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Edgar speaks extensively around the United States about his survival at sea.

David Harrell is currently the senior pastor-teacher of Calvary Bible Church (www.cbctn.org), where he has served since 1997. His Bible expositions are heard and read regularly around the world over the Internet and broadcasted over the radio. He is also the president of Olive Tree Christian Resources (www.otcr.org), which serves as the media arm of Calvary Bible Church, committed to the creation and distribution of Christian books, expository sermons, Internet and radio programming, websites for doctrinally sound evangelical churches, pastoral training, and church planting. After attending Moody Bible Institute, he graduated from Grace College, Grace Theological Seminary, and the Oxford Graduate School where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in social research methods, which focuses on the sociological integration of religion and society. He is a former associate professor of Biblical Counseling at the Master's College, Santa Clarita, California. He is married to Nancy, and together they have three children and six grandchildren.

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    Reading this true story was like riding a roller coaster! My emotions were take on a wild ride where one minute I was moved to tears by how powerful and wonderful God is to how painful and devastating the situation was for all of those on board the USS Indianapolis. Thank you Mr. Harrell for sharing your story with us. My father served in WWII and I was so proud of him and used to love to hear him tell me stories of his time in the US Army. More Americans need to read this so that they can appreciate all our service men and women do for us and to show how God still moves in miraculous ways when called upon by his children.
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    My husband, a retired minister, read this book first, and said it was one of the best he's ever read. We immediately ordered more for gifts!
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    I had heard part of the story on the radio, so had to get the book to read the whole story. I recommend this to everyone.
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    An in-depth look at why the sinking of the USS Indianapolis occurred.
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    I bought this for a friend of mine for Christmas. He knew a little about this story but was amazed at the facts that were revealed in this book. He really enjoyed the book!
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    I have not personally read this book yet. I gave it to my father and 2 of his friends for Christmas. All 3 of them said they read it straight through, unable to put it down. My father is a WWII veteran.
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