Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stories of Faith and Courage from World War II

Many people have heard the saying that there are no atheists in a foxhole. Larkin Spivey has collected personal accounts, combined them with history and the Gospel in Stories of Faith and Courage from World War II. There are prayers and words of wisdom from generals, enlisted men, prisoners of war, and even civilians who perished because of war. The faith of these men and women is written into 365 daily devotionals. The book is enriched with maps, pictures, and summaries to help you better understand the war. Even if you are a studied history reader, you will find remembrances unknown to you.

This was an exciting book for me. I greatly enjoy history and liked reading personal accounts of those who were involved in the battles of World War II. The faith that these people had in the face of such horribly circumstances is just incredible. The ways God worked during this time are indeed mysterious and amazing. There are many references to war in the Bible, not just the battles of the Old Testament, but comparisons in the New Testament so that a book about faith during war times is very appropriate. I gained some new information regarding some of those comparisons, things that you would only learn through talking with someone knowledgeable of military things. This book would make a great gift for someone who has served in the military.

Larkin Spivey is a retired Marine Corp. officer who served in Vietnam. He was a student of The Citadel and returned there to teach as well. He has taken his experience and Christian faith and written seven books. Besides writing, he travels making personal, television, and radio appearances to speak about his faith and patriotism.

I award it 5 out of 5 stars. Stories of Faith and Courage from World War II is written by Larkin Spivey and published by AMG Publishers. I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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