Item description for Out of the Depths by David Harrell...
Overview A Marine survivor describes swimming for five days in shark infested and carnage filled waters in the greatest catastrophe at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.36" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.17 lbs.
Release Date Mar 23, 2005
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 159781167X ISBN13 9781597811675
Availability 0 units.
More About David Harrell
David Harrell is currently the senior pastor-teacher of Calvary Bible Church (www.cbctn.org), where he has served since 1997. His Bible expositions are heard and read regularly around the world over the Internet and broadcasted over the radio. He is also the president of Olive Tree Christian Resources (www.otcr.org), which serves as the media arm of Calvary Bible Church, committed to the creation and distribution of Christian books, expository sermons, Internet and radio programming, websites for doctrinally sound evangelical churches, pastoral training, and church planting. After attending Moody Bible Institute, he graduated from Grace College, Grace Theological Seminary, and the Oxford Graduate School where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in social research methods, which focuses on the sociological integration of religion and society. He is a former associate professor of Biblical Counseling at the Master's College, Santa Clarita, California. He is married to Nancy, and together they have three children and six grandchildren.
Reviews - What do customers think about Out of the Depths?
A "Must Read" Oct 7, 2008
I first heard of the story of the USS Indianapolis in the movie Jaws and then found out it was true. I originally wanted to read about it because of my interest in sharks but soon understood that it was a story that everyone should know about and appreciate what these men experienced. This is a first hand account and is a book I will read again.
Powerful reading Apr 2, 2008
This is really a tremendous read and the only first person account I'm aware of concerning the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. For those who might not know, she was sent on one of the most secret missions of World War Two, to deliver the bomb to the Island of Tinian.
After dropping the bomb off she was sunk by a Japanese submarine. Hundreds of men went in the water only a few survived. This is their story as told by one of their own.
The writer does a couple of things that are very interesting. First he draws upon his faith in God as his savior and passages of the bible to show how he survived and why. This was a refreshing view considering he was saved long before he entered the service. This was not a "fox hole confession" but the real thing.
The other aspect of the book I liked was each chapter started with an account of the events by other survivors. This makes the book an outstanding resource for those interested in the events of the ship prior to its sinking, the event, and the scandal that followed her sinking.
For the other side of the story you might want to check out Sunk! As written by the Japanese submarine commander who sank the Indianapolis.
It is a nice, simple, quick read...but not for the weak of heart. A real memorial to the victims of this war.
This should be required reading Mar 8, 2008
I had read the book and wanted to meet the man behind the story. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Harrel a couple of years ago as he agreed to speak at our church. We need to hear these stories from our military veterans because their lives and experiences command our respect and admiration. Maybe if people could hear these stories it would inspire an increase in patriotism, something our country has forgotten. This book should be required reading for every child in America. It is truly an amazing account of God's providence.
Another Enlightenment on WWII May 6, 2007
It is unthinkable that the Navy could have covered up such a bad mistake. A lot of lives were lost because of someone's horrible mistake and misjudgement.
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT BOOK Jan 10, 2007
WE BOUGHT THIS BOOK FOR OUR SON TO DO HIS RESEARCH EXPO ON. IT WAS SO INTERESTING THAT I READ IT ALSO. IT EXPLAINS THE SITUATION SO CLEAR. THIS IS A STORY I HAD NEVER KNOWN ABOUT UNTIL NOW. IT IS WRITTEN FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE BUT NEVER THROWS THAT IN YOUR FACE. IT IS WRITTEN VERY WELL. I ENCOURAGE ALL HISTORY BUFFS TO BUY AND READ THIS BOOK.