War is uncomfortable for Christians, and worldwide war is unfamiliar for today’s generations. Jim Downing reflects on his illustrious military career, including his experience during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to show how we can be people of faith during troubled times.
The natural human impulse is to run from attack. Jim Downing―along with countless other soldiers and sailors at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941―ran toward it, fighting to rescue his fellow navy men, to protect loved ones and civilians on the island, and to find the redemptive path forward from a devastating war. We are protected from war these days, but there was a time when war was very present in our lives, and in The Other Side of Infamy we learn from a veteran of Pearl Harbor and World War II what it means to follow Jesus into and through every danger, toil, and snare.
This book was amazing! I gave it 5 out of 5 stars, it was super informative and thought provoking. It really brought forward much of what I didn’t know about Pearl harbor and war. The author is honest and has a homey way of writing. I would definitely recommend it for any veteran or soldier in your family. Its also encouraging to read about someone following Christ in one of the most difficult times to follow Him.
The authors life is amazing to read about and it was encouraging to me as a believer in all the things I go through day to day. I haven’t been to war but this book made me appreciate what I do have and that I haven’t had to kill others or seem them be killed in front of my face.
*Disclaimer: I received this book from Tyndale to read and review*
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