Great read

Wow.  I just finished this new book by Laura Hillenbrand [of Seabiscuit fame] that recounts the true and amazing story of one man’s triumph, tragedy and redemption. With a gripping style that pulled me through it, Hillenbrand’s writing reveals the worst and best of humanity. I’m confident it will soon show up on the NY Times Bestseller list.  Although I am one, you don’t have to be a history buff to love it.

2 Responses to “Great read”

  1. 1 Karen
    January 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    This sounds really good; I loved the movie. Thanks for the heads up.

    In high contrast, I recently finished reading the new (unauthorized) biography of Oprah. It a sobering reminder of the truth of Jesus’ statement that “You cannot serve both God and Mammon.” (On that subject, you–and Dave–did a really great job with this past Sunday’s message by the way. This area is a struggle for all of us, but we need to see clearly what our relationship with our money indicates about the reality of our relationship, or lack thereof, with God.) It’s scary to realize what a pervasive influence Oprah has been in the media and in popular culture in light of her utterly disordered appetites, motives, vision, and drives. She’s taking many down the road to hell with her. And there, but for the grace of God, go all of us.

  2. 2 Carol Ramirez
    February 1, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Is this the story of the 3 servicemen that get shot down during WWII and are in a raft for weeks? Fighting starvation, sharks, their sanity? Having just been to Pearl Harbor a few weeks ago, it was a sobering reminder of that time. I read a brief review in Vanity Fair…if this is the story, I will want to read it.

    BTW, Happy New Year…. hope all is well w/you.

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