Book Suggestion December 2011

Suggestion from the Pastor


by Laura Hillenbrand

Pastor’s Description:

This book was recommended to me by one of our elders and confirmed as a good read by another member of the congregation.  I personally found it to be a riveting account of a troubled young man, Louis Zamperini, whose path led him to compete in the 1936 Olympics.  His hopes for a second run in the 1940 games were dashed by the outbreak of the Second World War.

The story weaves through his enlistment in the military and subsequent capture by the Japanese. Enduring the cruelties and deprivations of a long imprisonment, he came home from the war embittered and hateful.

This true story demonstrates the power of God to change a life and bring a person from despair to hope and from tragedy to triumph.  I highly recommend this book as a gift for Christmas or a challenging read for one’s own enjoyment.



Bill Mayk
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Bill is the founding pastor of Grace & Peace Presbyterian Church (PCA) Prior to beginning this church planting work in the Pottstown area, Bill served as a hospice chaplain and a missionary to Mexico and Jordan. Bill earned his MDiv from Biblical Theological Seminary.