Friday, January 9, 2015

"Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In—Lessons From an Extraordinary Life" by Louis Zamperini (UPDATED)



Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In—Lessons From an Extraordinary Life by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin is a book of life lessons told by Louis based on what he learned.  It is fantastic!  I really LOVED IT!  the stories are very good and short so you get a lot.  Louis was one of a kind and the world was better with him in it!
(Gerard's review 1/10/15, 5++ stars)

Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In—Lessons From an Extraordinary Life by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin is a quick non-fiction read that contains nuggets for living that he shares examples from his own life to back up.  What struck me most in this book was how his life turned around once he submitted to God and trusted Jesus as His personal Savior.  Although he accomplished much in his lifetime and had many adventures including being a rascal as a kid, an Olympian runner, surviving being lost at sea, surviving two and a half years of brutal treatment as a prisoner of war, battling with PTSD, what he wants to be remembered for is his charitable heart.  He has shared his story with many young people and has been instrumental in guiding troubled youth into being productive adults.  What an inspiration he is!  I also enjoyed that he has a sense of humor.  For example, he says the secret to a happy marriage is “When you are wrong, admit it.  When you are right, keep your mouth shut.”  Much of the lessons he shares in this book that he finished just two days before he died at age 97, are scriptural but he shares them in a way that isn’t preachy or condemning.  He definitely was an extraordinary man-- I love that he was skateboarding in his 80s!  
(Karen's review 1/9/15, 5 stars)
 

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