As World War II raged, millions of men and women confronted injury, destruction, separation from home and loved ones, chaos, and death. These challenges and traumas and many others forced an entire generation of everyday heroes to take stock of their lives. And in the process, many turned to God in ways they never had before.
In Faith Under Fire, you'll experience scenes of astonishing bravery, moments of heart-breaking loss, and a pervasive sense of love for God, neighbor, and country that was strong enough to transcend denominational and national differences, inspiring selfless acts of courage and compassion under the worst of circumstances.
From the Catholic chaplain who offered mercy among the carnage of Iwo Jima, to the Pentecostal boy who was saved from an incoming shell by the voice of God calling his name, to the young wife praying that her husband would survive life in a concentration camp, to the Tuskegee Airman who fought both totalitarianism and racism, these stories reveal the power of faith that sustained these heroes when there was nowhere else to turn.
Award-winning author Steve Rabey presents more than twenty firsthand accounts of faith under pressure, many of them illustrated with war-time photos, letters, and journal entries. At a time when many who lived through these trying times are dying, their stories live on, passing on a legacy of faith and fortitude to future generations.
|About the Contributor(s)||Steve Rabey
Steve Rabey is an award-winning author of 30+ books and 2,000+ articles for 100+ major media outlets including The New York Times and Christianity Today. His books on faith and culture for ABA and CBA publishers include study Bibles; the bestselling Rachel's Tears about Columbine shooting victim Rachel Scott (350,000+ copies sold) and The Lessons of St. Francis (50,000+ copies sold). Steve's articles have been published by major outlets including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Religion News Service. He has covered religion for the Colorado Springs Gazette for two decades (church mergers, Billy Graham's legacy, "nones"). Recent stories about Christians and legalized marijuana for OnFaith generated 7,000+ Facebook shares. Steve has an M.A. in church history from Denver Seminary. He has taught at Denver and Fuller seminaries and the U.S. Air Force Academy. He and his author/speaker wife Lois are celebrating 25 years together.
|Release Date||Oct 31, 2006|