Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge

  • by Booton Herndon, Les Spear - prologue, Max Cleveland - foreword
  • Narrated by Chris George
  • 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself.
"You're nothing but a coward!" they said. But the soft-spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill.
When Desmond knelt by his bunk to pray, his fellow soldiers hurled boots and insults at him. Even his commander wanted to throw him out of the army. But when his unit arrived on the battlefield, the intrepid medic quickly proved he was no coward.
One terrifying day in the vicious battle for Okinawa, dozens of Desmond's former tormenters lay wounded and bleeding atop Hacksaw Ridge. As Japanese bullets rained down, their fate seemed hopeless.
Could one unarmed man save their lives?
This pause-resister will keep you riveted to your seat as you discover how Desmond Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. Desmond's dramatic true story of integrity, redemption, and heroism will inspire you to live by the courage of your convictions.

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Great war story, bad theology

I write this as a Baptist minister from Texas.
This was an insightful and dramatic story about World War II and a brave medic. If it was just about war or one man's desire to be faithful to his beliefs, I would have given it five stars.
Sadly, this story carries with it a dangerous blending of faith and patriotism.
The author seems to (whether he means to or not) advance the myth that the United States is a Christian nation. In my opinion, God is not in the business of war or nation building. God does not protect our soldiers from harm while allowing harm to other soldiers. God did not stop the Japanese man from pulling his trigger to kill the medic, but allow American soldiers to kill just as faithful and devoted Japanese men. God is on the side of humanity, not the United States.
Our country was founded just like every other country through violence, genocide and greed.
I am amazed by this man's bravery and by his devotion to his beliefs (although he seemed to be overly legalistic at times), but it is sad to see the continuation of people blending the church and the state. Thomas Jefferson, echoing the early Baptists once said, "there is to be a wall of separation between the church and the state." May it continue to be so for us today.
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- David

Loved this book

I very much liked this book even though I am still a teen I loved it. I listened to the book not long after I watched the movie. My dad and I both wanted to see it because he was in the army and so was his dad and my great grandfather. Would recommend this book to anyone. :)
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- Renee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-2016
  • Publisher: Remnant Publications