Book reviews: Prisoner of Hope

In September 1940, Jesse L. Miller, a twenty-year-old from Casper, Wyoming, entered the US Air Corps' Corps to continue his chosen photography. In the next five years, he experienced some of the most brutal treatments of modern warfare. His really exciting story. Miller's book presents his experiences from the Second World War, including a sudden attack on the Clark Field in the Philippines, the Battle of Bataan, the Bataan's Death Marsh, the O'Connell Camp in the prison, the Cabanatuan Prison Camp no. hellish ships and his slavery in Japan; but she also presents his sermons in which he spoke of those terrible closing experiences. Through all pain and suffering, Miller's faith became stronger and in some cases he hoped to be with Him, his Lord, before the day was over. Miller felt that he had spared his life to bring others to the words of Christ.

Of all men, both Philippine and American, who surrendered to Bataan, 65% did not survive the brutal closure of Japanese imperial powers. Unlike my uncle Charles Gregory, a member of the 20th Squadron Jesse Miller, the 20th search group, the US Air Force Corps, Miller survived along with Charles's other friends, Ernest Loy, Nelson Quast and Winifred Agnes. Other friends of Charles Gregory and Jesse Miller also survived, including Jack Elkins, Ben Steele, Bob Mailheau and Sydney Stewart. These air corps were only 35% of the survivors. I believe they were lucky to share these experiences with others. Some of them are written or written in several books, including, Give us this day, Tears in the dark, Solving, and Captured Honor.

The story of this author is remarkable and exciting. His strong faith in Christ is extremely wonderful. Miller suffered from beating, starvation, dysentery, beriberium, malaria, slavery and humiliation, but in this he became stronger and always realized that Christ suffered much worse than him.

After Miller's release and repatriation to the United States, the author returned to the Philippines to preach the gospel. He is a truly heroic, selfless believer. In addition, there are a number of first hand works in this book, Ben Steele, one of Miller's surviving colleagues. I strongly recommend this book because it can be an anchor in a storm, especially storms, temptations and troubles experienced in today's society! This book resembles the words of Romans 5: 3-4 … but we also rejoice in our troubles, knowing that trouble brings perseverance; and persistence, proven character and proven character, hope … The prisoner of hope is an inspiring reading.

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