There is an important generation of Americans dying off. But there is still one man alive who just celebrated his 103rd birthday. Jim Downing. (And he also happens to be part of the original team of the Navigators ministry.)
And he also just released his autobiography. And it's a doozy!
Mr. Downing shares his life story with us in such a way that it transports you back to the time in which he started his military naval career. He doesn't mince words yet, as a believer sees his story through the eyes of a child of the Almighty Sovereign Lord. Reading this book allowed me to increase my gratefulness for all those who put their lives on the line for the freedoms we enjoy. All along the way, he gives glory to the Lord for the work he put his hand to do. His joy in Christ exudes as he serves the United States of America and uses so many opportunities to further the Gospel.
We should all strive for this.
It gives hope that this is possible, not matter what our life's position.
This would make a great Christmas gift to anyone who loves an inspiring story of true heroism and faith.
As a part of the Tyndale Blogging Network, I received a free copy of this book.