Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner, US prisoner of war and later on in life, Christian evangelist. What Louie had to endure in his life was way more than the ordinary person would ever dream of, yet God had a special purpose for his life.
All that Louie had to go through, particularly as a castaway for 47 days in the ocean and as a POW, would have broken the average person, but all of these trials seemed to build a 'steel resolve' into his character. In the end, Louie is remembered as a person of character, determination, strength, forgiveness and grace.
This book has challenged me on how easily I feel defeated at times, and how we let small things get us down. In order for us to walk the way of Faith, we need to develop a character that is not willing to be broken by the enemy and that is willing to allow God to work miracles in our lives.
Proverbs 24:10 - If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!
Romans 5:2-5 - "And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."
Living in Grace