Loved this book, read it in 2 days! It makes me sick that human beings are capable of such horrendous cruelty. But after suffering all that evil Louis still turned to God. It certainly puts your own problems into perspective. If I'm having a bad day I now think of Louis and know that if God helped him through all of that He will come through for me too. Such a powerful story, I highly recommend it.
"Unbroken" should be required reading for anyone interested in stories of American heroes. It's also the story of stamina and courage in the face of unbelievable human cruelty. Although it's easy to wonder where God is / was during this horrific period in American history and experience, the reader better understands the larger reasons for human suffering and the lessons we draw from adversity. Put this book on the top of your summer reading list!
I couldn't put the book down. Not only does the author create great word pictures (putting you right in the middle of the scene), but you also feel the heart of each character.
World War II had levels of events that we can still learn about. This book peels back more of those layers and gives more understanding of the tragic history that all of us suffered. History gives us not only the results of what happened, but what to look for in the future and in our today. The events that triggered World War II are as close today as they were then. One small turn can put us in a similar situation. However, knowing the end result of salvation in Jesus and knowing He is in control of all things gives way of "I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me". That is what the book is about. If one man who had forgotten a promise he made to the Lord, withstands the torture at the hands of evil, can be restored into the fullness of Christ, we all can.
Incredible story of Gods hand breaking, making and shaping a mans life for Himself through unimaginably horrendous obstacles. I bought this for my husband and he said it was the best book he had ever read.