Along with thousands of others, the hubs and I saw this great movie. I have not read the book(on my Kindle now),but according to some of my friends who have..she only gives mention to a life changing part of the book. However, they were basically pleased with the telling of the story. This of course is a true story of Louis Zamperini,(January 26, 1917 – July 2, 2014) an American World War II prisoner of war survivor, Christian inspirational speaker, and Olympic distance runner. This story is an example of so many things…and at the end of our viewing people clapped. But even more incredible is that he could forgive those who persecuted him. I think every single person in the theatre would have liked to taken a cane to “The Bird”, a Japanese officer who singled out Zamperini time and time again. We know how hard it is to forgive others. But from experience, I know that the un-forgiveness affects the person dealing with the emotion far worse than the person on the receiving end of that un-forgiveness. Zamperini was an incredible man whose story continued after he returned home. He became a Christian and the rest of the story can be found here: http://billygraham.org/story/louis-zamperini-billy-graham-and-a-life-changing-decision-the-rest-of-the-unbroken-story/
Mr. Zamperini’s life is a perfect example of the life changing experience of Jesus Christ. My generation cannot begin to understand the horrible conditions in which these veterans suffered and as I watched I sat horrified and in tears by such treatment.
Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
Read more: http://ipost.christianpost.com/news/12-encouraging-bible-verses-on-forgiving-others-10770/#ixzz3NFP3HKD5 This movie makes a person stop and think about our nation, the freedom we enjoy, the pain of those protecting it for us and…unmistakably the saving grace of Jesus Christ. ~Be blessed IN CHRIST ALONE TSA *google image, IMDb, Billy Graham Association, NIV Bible