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Faith Under Fire : Stories of Hope and Courage from World War IIFaith Under Fire : Stories of Hope and Courage from World War II by Steve Rabey

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interesting stories, let down by medial writing skills. The intense emotional potential of such tales as near-death scrapes, regret for not caring for one’s men, guilt and hatred in a Christian’s heart, are not given the poignancy and power that they deserve. The writer organizes each chapter by the individual, yet he jumps around the chronology of each person’s life, breaking the flow and power of the story. There were indeed some touching, moving stories, but the overall style deterred me.

But to be fair, this book is a good perspective of some special people from that time. I did learn that men’s WWII experience prompted so much new international evangelism. And I believe the first stories were more in line with my expectations than the later ones.

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