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Overview Gene Thomas was a principal participant in the events surrounding the Shuttle Challenger tragedy in January, 1986. As NASA's Launch Director at the Kennedy Space Center, Thomas gave the final "Go" to launch Challenger on that cold Florida morning. As a Christian, he felt the grace of God's abiding love as his faith was tested on that fateful day. He expresses, through this candid close-up account, the events and political environment leading to the Challenger accident. He gives an insider's view of how the amazing Shuttle is launched and the bravery of the men and women who fly it. With humor, candor, and personal experiences, he relates the real story behind America's first major space tragedy. He shares how God's grace was sufficient and affirms that nothing can separate the Christian from "the love of God which is in Christ Jesus."
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.98" Width: 9.01" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date May 12, 2006
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1600340962 ISBN13 9781600340963
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More About James Thomas
JAMES THOMAS is the author of Pilgrim s Progress in Today s English. He is now at home with his Lord. JOHN BUNYAN (1628-1688) was a Puritan preacher and writer in England. Bunyan had very little schooling. He followed his father in the tinker's trade, and served in the parliamentary army from 1644 to 1647. In 1655, Bunyan became a deacon and began preaching. He experienced marked success from the start and was the pastor of the Bedford church.
Bunyan is the author of The Pilgrim's Progress which he wrote in 1676 while imprisoned for preaching without a license. His numerous other titles include Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners and Holy War."
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Space Exploration meets the Sacred May 25, 2006
This book is must read for those who want to know the complete story behind the Challenger Accident. It is a search for the greater meaning behind personal tragedies. In this case, the personal tragedy was also a national tragedy. This is no outsider's perspective either, it is written by Challenger's Launch Director. Unlike other so-called "tell alls", Some Trust in Chariots is a detailed accounting of the facts and exposes several myths about the disaster which, in the past, have received way too much hype. This book is humble, faith-affirming and inspiring from cover to cover. Most importantly, it honors the incredible seven men and women who gave their lives in humankind's ongoing search to explore the heavens, encouraging us to keep reaching for the stars. -Dr. Charles J Thomas