Friday, January 9, 2015

UNBROKEN – The Rest of the Story

Louis Silvie "Louie" Zamperini (1917- 2014) was an Olympic distance runner and suffered greatly during WWII.  He was tortured horribly in Japanese prison camps and was very bitter after the war.

Zamperini had nightmares about strangling his persecutors and this led to a serious drinking problem.  His wife went to the famous Billy Graham Los Angeles crusade and was converted.  Zamperini heard the Gospel at the Graham meeting and placed his faith in Christ.  As a Christian he forgave his enemies and the nightmares ended!

Zamperini visited many of the guards from his POW days to let them know that he had forgiven them.  In 1950 he visited the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo and embraced those who knew him and so expressed his forgiveness personally.  Some of the former guards got saved‼

His latest book, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life, was published just a few months ago.

Billy Graham’s organization has an excellent piece on Zamperini.  Here are some videos from CBN.  Here are a few more vids.  Now you know the truth about UNBROKEN and The Rest of the Story (Thx Paul Harvey‼).