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Sunday, January 30, 2011
Just when I thought I'd heard all of the most amazing stories of valor and survival from World War II, I stumble across one that blows them all away. A couple months ago, the book Unbroken was published, and it immediately jumped to the top of the New York Times' Best Sellers list, and even though it was only available the final six weeks of 2010, it was the 14th most-purchased book on Amazon for the ENTIRE year. Written by Laura Hillenbrand (the same author who brought the world the life story of Seabiscuit), Unbroken tells the unbelievable-yet-true story of Louie Zamperini, one-time Olympic star who found himself the summer of 1943 fighting for survival in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Though just over 400 pages long, the book flits the reader along at such an engaging pace that I read it all in just a few sittings. Not only is Zamperini's entire tale amazing, the spiritual redemption he finds offers a rare secular look into the freedom and forgiveness that can be found in Christ. I can't recommend this book strongly enough. Get it, read it, tell your friends about it. Then watch while its cinematic rendering takes theaters by storm in a few years.


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The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel The Main Thing
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Overcoming Sin and Temptation
According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
Disciplines of a Godly Man
Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Ourselves
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Respectable Sins
The Kite Runner
Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak
Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, ... anabaptist/anglican, metho
Show Them No Mercy
The Lord of the Rings
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
The Chronicles of Narnia
Les Misérables

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