Days of Anguish, Days of Hope

Days of Anguish Days of Hope Days of Anguish Days of Hope is the heroic story of Chaplain Robert Preston Taylor who spent months in Japanese prison camps during World War II On Dec the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor a

  • Title: Days of Anguish, Days of Hope
  • Author: Bill Keith
  • ISBN: 9780983120117
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • Days of Anguish, Days of Hope is the heroic story of Chaplain Robert Preston Taylor, who spent 42 months in Japanese prison camps during World War II On Dec 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and Manila, the Philippines, the next day Taylor was caught in a maelstrom of war and the every day fight for survival He ministered to the fighting men on the front linesDays of Anguish, Days of Hope is the heroic story of Chaplain Robert Preston Taylor, who spent 42 months in Japanese prison camps during World War II On Dec 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and Manila, the Philippines, the next day Taylor was caught in a maelstrom of war and the every day fight for survival He ministered to the fighting men on the front lines during the Battle for Bataan and received the Silver Star for bravery He endured the Bataan Death March where thousands of American soldiers died the Cabanatuan Prison Camp, and the so called hell ships that were bombed by American pilots who did not know the American prisoners were on board During the nearly four years in prison, he faithfully ministered God s love to the other prisoners After he was liberated, he returned home to learn that his wife Ione, who was told he had died on the hell ships, had remarried He decided to remain in the military and years later President John F Kennedy named him Air Force Chief of Chaplains with the rank of major general.

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    1. I read this book because I have family connections to the Bataan death march and the Japanese prisoner of war camps. My uncle is actually briefly mentioned in this book. It gave me great insight into the events of that time period. It was not always pleasant to read, but great historical literature!

    2. Edge of the seat accountNot only was this a great historical account of the brutality American survivors of Bataan faced at the hands of their Japanese captors in WW 2, it was an uplifting account of how godly chaplains were used in prison camps to bring hope and the good news of Christ to men who were desperate for anything to hold onto.

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