My Motto is you can never have enough books. I love to read and discuss what I am reading so I started this blog. I will be talking about what I am reading and reviewing books of all genres here. I love books and I love to read and try to encourage others to love books and reading also, that is what I hope to do with this blog and my other blog strictly for mystery books at mysteryreadingnook.blogspot.com Join me Grab a cup of coffee or tea, some chocolate and a good book and KEEP READING!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Faith, Courage and Heroism All Found in Out of the Depths by Edgar Harrell
Out of the Depths by Edgar Harrell is a true story of faith,
courage, and heroism. This is a book about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis
in WWII where out of almost 2000 men only 317 survived and what the survivors
faced waiting to be rescued. This is Edgar Harrell’s story of what happened and
how he was in the water waiting to be rescued, relying on his faith in God to
make it through his ordeal.
I was captivated by the heroism shown in the face of such horrendous
circumstances and how hope was found in clinging to faith in God, Edgar Harrell
tells his story and the others that survived with him from before, during and
after the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, including the cover up and the
making of Cpt. McVay the scape goat for the sinking. It is well written and
easy to read and also told in a way that is not too graphic, but at the same
time the reader is able to understand and picture the ordeal the survivors
faced while in the shark infested water waiting for days to be found and
This is a book that those who love history, especially
military history will want to read. It is also for those who want to read about
how your faith in God can and will see you through any circumstance. It is a
book about strength, courage, heroism and faith in the time of one of the worst
tragedies of the NAVY during WWII. I would recommend this book to be added to
your must read list of books.
One of my favorite line of the book was when Edgar Harrell
realizes the ship is sinking and he is facing death and he prays and calls out
to God, “I knew within my heart that God was answering my prayers and was going
to see me through. As the finite security of the great Indianapolis slipped
away beneath my feet, the infinite security of the Almighty bore me up and gave
me peace-a supernatural peace promised in His Word” pg67
Until Next Time:
GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA, SOME CHOCOLATE, A GOOD BOOK AND
KEEP ON READING!