Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, remains one of the all-time favorite biographies that I have ever read.
A story of relentless courage and strength, the book captivates its readers through the details of the amazing life and legacy of Louis “Louie” Zamperini, an American olympian-turned-war-hero. Louie survived in a raft for 47 days after a plane crash in WWII only to be captured by the Japanese and sentenced to a prisoner-of-war camp where he fought hard to survive for over 2 years.
As I read the book, what I found most amazing about Louie’s story was the relentless love and power of Christ in his life. In the video below, you can hear directly from Louis Zamperini himself about God’s unrelenting pursuit of him. This is from the 1958 San Francisco Billy Graham Crusade (you can fast-forward to 4:00 minutes to hear his testimony):
I’m looking forward to seeing the movie Unbroken which releases this year on Christmas Day. I do hope Louie’s faith is portrayed in the film, as it certainly is displayed in the book and in the legacy he leaves behind.
Glory to God for His saving grace!
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