If you’re having a bad day, a bad week or a bad year you need to read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. No matter how bad things are in life nothing compares to the experiences of Lieutenant Louis Zamperini.
And if you’re having a great day or your best year then you also need to read it. Because it’ll cause you to be thankful for the blessings you are experiencing.
But this isn’t why Unbroken is the best book of any kind I’ve read in the last couple years. No it’s great because Hillenbrand, who also wrote Seabiscuit, is a great story-teller, and the story she tells is so incredible that it’s almost unbelievable.
As I read this story of being lost and then brutalized I kept asking myself “can this be true? Is it possible that a person could really survive all that Zamperini went through?”
And the answer is “yes.” And not just survive but in the end achieve a wholeness and redemption that most people who’ve never lived through anything remotely as close to what Zamperini did do not achieve.
And this is also why it’s a great story because it’s true and it’s full of hope, true, real Hope. It’s a Hope that can transform any person because it transcends every situation no matter how horrible. Zamperini’s life’s a testimony to this reality.
So if you are looking for Hope, or simply want to an excellent book to dig into read Unbroken and I promise you it’ll be a story you’ll never forget and it might be one that could change your perspective on life forever.