Unbroken is the story of Louis Zamperini. The subtitle of the book is A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, and it is a story of at least all of those things: Survival – Resilience – Redemption. It’s also the story of brokenness, brokenness in so many ways.
On the cover of my copy of the book, it states that the book was on the New York Times bestseller list for three years. As of today, it’s still number one in the paperback non-fiction category.
The author is Laura Hillenbrand. She has only written two books. You might have heard of the other one: Seabiscuit (also a bestseller and movie).
On Christmas Day, the movie version of Unbroken will be released. It was directed by Angelina Jolie.
Apparently, Zamperini and Jolie are neighbors in Hollywood (not metaphorically or anything, but literally from Louie’s backyard you could see her and Brad’s house).
Louie died this summer. He was 97 years old – a hero and a committed Christian.
On Tuesday, I’m going to release my review of the book. In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy watching the trailer to the movie. And if you hurry, you still have time to get the book and read it before the movie comes out.