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Miracle on the River Kwai [Paperback]

Ernest Gordon
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24 April 1995
This is the true story behind the film, "The Bridge on the River Kwai". It tells of the march into the jungle to build the bridge. It is a story of the triumph of faith over despair.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Fount; New edition edition (24 April 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006278906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006278900
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 701,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ernest Gordon - Miracle on the River Kwai 16 Aug 2011
"A magnificent book...do read it." - Bishop of Coventry on B.B.C.

"This description of the reality of Christian love, discovered in the hell of unspeakable prisoner-of-war conditions, says more to the average man than the most brilliant treatise of apologetics." - David H.C. Read

"The whole story is one that brings the reality of the Christian Gospel right into the 20th century; it is a story of triumph not of cynicism but of faith, faith amounting to certainty."

"Captain Gordon witnessed atrocities worse than any shown on films...till out of despair a new Christian hope and witness were born." - Birmingham Post

"Unquestionably one of the most wonderful stories of World War II." - Scotsman

This wonderful book is accessible not only to Christians but to those interested in the war in the Far East during the Second World War and the prisoner of war camps run by the Japanese. There is a great deal of historical interest in it, from Captain Gordon's attempt to escape at the beginning of the book on a sail boat to his capture and the hell of captivity. Nonetheless this is primarily a Christian work and a hugely inspiring one at that. There is little theology, rather, this is a memoir of Christian love in action.
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wonderful inspiring book
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mind me not to shop on-line again!! 18 July 2013
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The book cover was a disgrace as was the overall condition of the book. My experience of online shopping has not been very good!
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