This past Christmas I gave my dad an audiobook of the story of Louis Zamperini, entitled Unbroken.  I had read some good reviews of the book from trusted sources, and I knew Dad would like a good WWII biography. 

When we visited home this past spring, he handed it back to me and told me we HAD to listen.

I innocently popped one of the CDs in the stereo on Monday, not knowing how I would be transfixed for the next four days.  Those of you who read Beth or Erica‘s blogs might have already read their reflections.  I couldn’t stop listening.

Wow, just wow.  I can’t say much more than that.  To just scratch the surface of this man’s life, look at this interactive feature from the Wall Street Journal about Zamperini.

I hope to make this part of my boys’ high school reading when they get to WWII.  I can’t think of a more compelling example that history is what happens to real people.

3 thoughts on “Unbroken

  1. Yeah, what an amazing story. Joel read it before I did and urged me to read it. It will be a great read for your guys when they study WWII.I noticed in that trailer that one of the blurbs at the end is by Rebecca Skloot, the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Have you read that one? Another gripping, sad, incredible (in a very different way) story. I've got it if you want to borrow it.


  2. My mom and sister and Pastor read it, but I'm hesitant because they said the prison camp scenes were pretty tough to handle, especially since they really happened! I'm working up to it…Christina


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