As I was teaching the little kids in Sunday School today about the ordeals of the Apostle Paul and how so many people tried to kill him during his travels simply because of his message, I paused to ask them a question about how they might react if the people around them attacked them simply for being a Christian. What would they do?
Then, inside my head, I asked myself what I would do. Then I thought about Memorial Day....
Memorial Day: Day of Remembrance
I thought about Memorial Day because of all those soldiers, sailors, Marines, and Airmen who perished in the battles in U.S. history.
I thought about them because many of them fought and died simply for being who they were: Americans.
As a writer, I usually blog about the writing process on Mondays, but today I wanted to share some of my favorite books about those who fought and those who died in World War II, my favorite historical period.
I love reading about this time in history because of how Americans were thrust into a world war after being brutally attacked. Americans came together to fight to protect our freedoms and to help other countries from falling to the enemy.
But I mostly enjoy reading about this time in history because of the incredible stories of survival in the midst of hell on earth and the uncommon valor of everyday citizens in the throes of the ugliest of all situations: war.
Here are some of my favorite reads: