Alive – Piers Paul Reid My 10th read in the Christian challenge
I found this book with some stuff some people were getting rid of on the side of the road they had a sign up stuff for free
I grabbed this book and some other stuff
This book was on its last legs it literally fell apart as I read it
Im pleased I read it though
I think I saw the movie years ago
I wasnt sure I could use this in the challenge but Im sure I could its a documentary type book (non-fiction) and the faith the survicors had in God really shines though this book
This is the story of how a group of young rugby players and others survived after the plane they were traveling on crashed in the Andes in 1972. They were stranded for 10 weeks in the middle of ice and snow. It tells how they depended on each other and put their faith in God under terrible conditions and lived to tell the tale. It tells of how many of their parents mounted searches and didnt give up. It tells how 2 men hiked for 10 days over rough terrian to get help for the others. It tells how they survived and although some felt guilty knew the only way to do this was to eat the dead.
This is a story that will long remain with me. Although the book is now being recycled in the recycling station. I was most touched by the fact that each night these boys would pray together. They are an example to us all. They could have given up hope on God in such conditions but they didnt. In fact I think it brought them closer to God. I feel blessed to have read this amazing story.