My 3 boys and I

November 25, 2007

Alive – Book Review

Filed under: Christian Genre Changelle,National Blog Posting Month — by my3boysandi @ 5:49 am





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.




  1. ohhhh six days to go!!

    I watched the movie ages ago, such a harrowing sand miraculous story.

    Comment by lovestitches — November 25, 2007 @ 10:24 am |Reply

  2. Less than a week and you’ll be moving. Aren’t you excited to be at a new place just before Christmas?
    Anyway, I have left you a tag at my blog. It’s about discipline and whether to cane or not to cane our kids. You can check it out when you are free.

    Comment by Tot's Mom — November 25, 2007 @ 2:59 pm |Reply

  3. I saw the movie years ago too and I still remember it! Great find!

    Comment by tegdirb92 — November 25, 2007 @ 5:09 pm |Reply

  4. oh great book, isn’t that the one that was made into a movie a few years back?

    Comment by Amy — November 25, 2007 @ 7:07 pm |Reply

  5. Sounds like a good book.

    Comment by Denise — November 25, 2007 @ 10:10 pm |Reply

  6. This sounds very familar to me. I think they just had this story in one of the Reader’s Digest issues this year. I’m going to see if the library has this book.

    Comment by Susanne — November 26, 2007 @ 3:57 am |Reply

  7. award for u here my friend!!!


    Comment by recel — November 26, 2007 @ 5:42 am |Reply

  8. LS
    YEAH!!! less than a week YAHOO

    saw that TM
    and YES Im very excited

    Yes Amy
    although I dont remember the movie that much

    It was I could hardly put it down Denise

    thanks for visiting Susanne and Bridget

    Ooooo thanks recel

    Comment by my3boysandi — November 26, 2007 @ 5:53 am |Reply

  9. i wonder how many books you’ve read?! i haven’t finished even just one book! lol!

    Comment by jennyr — November 28, 2007 @ 2:36 am |Reply

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