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Unbroken: The Rest of the Story

Louis Zamperin is a hero worth getting to know. Zamperini survived his B-24 Liberator's crash into the Pacific during WW2. He endured 46 days in a liferaft, was captured by the Japanese, imprisoned on “Execution Island” – a place that every known prisoner had been put to death, was starved, suffered beatings and torture at the hands of sadistic guards for over two years. Angelina Jolie's film version of Louis Zamperini's life graphically depicts the violence he endured. What Jolie misses in a film characterized as her "triumph" is how Louis triumphed over his traumas. His faith story is mostly absent from the film until the end. The closing slide says it all - “After years of severe post-traumatic stress,…
Bob Jones
December 21, 2014
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4 of the Most Inspiring People of 2014

Inspiring people show us that adversity can be overcome and become a platform for hope. Here are glimpses into the lives of four of my most inspiring people in 2014. MALALA YOUSAFZAI Malala Yousafzai, became the youngest-ever recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize and the first Pakistani to become a laureate. Her 17 years of life have decades worth of living and wisdom in them. “I tell my story not because it is unique but because it is not,” she said in her speech at the Nobel ceremony. “It is the story of many girls. Today, I tell their stories too.” Malala was born into a Pashtun family in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The district was a tourist destination until the…
Bob Jones
December 17, 2014