A man's story that demonstrated more clearly how the scripture, Romans 8:28, can be played out in a life, we all need to hear that story too! Thank you Laura, for a brilliant account that should give the reader hope in any situation they may be facing!
From the onset of listening to this amazing story Friday evening, I was gripped with curiosity and awe and literally stayed awake well in to the rising of the sun the following morning. I made myself get to bed feeling thankful that it was Saturday . Rested for a few hours only to find myself spending much of the day dedicated to this powerful journey. It is now 3:13 am Monday morning! I'm positive I'll feel the physical effects of not getting enough rest today at work BUT the power of redemption and forgiveness which resonate through the final chapters of this book have filled my heart, mind and soul with such tremendous peace and encouragement that I'm sure the energy that I'll need to get me through my work day will flow from the fulness I now have in my heart!!!
Throughout reading this book, my breath caught, my heart stopped, and my mind raced. In some places still, my tears flowed. All because of the impossible story of one man, who, though enduring unspeakable misfortune and torture, beat the odds that Death had marked against him, and found the boundless freedom of forgiveness instead. Louie Zamperini found Life, and so again, did I.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.
Great read, inspiring, terrible, scary. I am not sure I could stand to watch the movie. But I would like to try,
So disappointed in the movie especially when there was 3 hours of book to go after the place where the movie dropped off. i love this story and would have loved to meet Louie Samporini.
Author of Kindertransport
God be praised!
Edward Herrmann brings this story to life. His voice suits any work from this era. I finished this story on the day that Herrmann died. I can't think of a better tribute to the actor's cadre.
This book made me cry. I feel that under similar circumstances, I would not show a fraction of the grace and perseverance that seemed inherent in Lou Zamperini. I'm glad to have come to know him through Laura Hillenbrand's book.
There were moments that this story brought me to tears and others laughter of pride and joy. It is amazing that Louie lived such a long life after all that he suffered.
Say something about yourself!
The story left me in awe for many reasons: the personal fortitude of so many of the POWs, the harshness and lack of humanity of the guards, and the revival of a soul so nearly lost.