Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hope Underground

Hope UndergroundHope Underground: The 34 Chilean Miners - A Story of Faith and Miracles, Carlos Parra Diaz, Imago Dei Books, Nonfiction/Christian Inspiration, September 28, 2011, 191 pages.

Synopsis: "God has never left us down here"
Thirty–three miners – trapped beneath the Chilean desert. _their situation, at first, seemed hopeless. Yet instead of abandoning hope, the miners, their families, communities of faith, the Chilean government and rescue workers united in an effort to achieve the impossible. What drove these people to defy failure and persevere against all odds? How did a small, white butterfly, a wayward probe, and a '34th miner' all play a significant role in the unfolding of this incredible story? While most reports of this stirring drama focus on what human effort can achieve, Hope Underground reveals the spiritual nature of the miners' experience, highlighting amazing details of how God's providence turned a potential tragedy into the most successful mining rescue of all time.

My thoughts: When I consider today's world in light of God and His Word, I am often discouraged by the lack of glory publicly given to Him, such as in the media. This book showed the opposite of that. Written from the point-of-view of a pastor, everything is based upon God. Prayer is used multiple times, Bibles were passed out to many people, including the Chilean President. Miraculously, with no casualties, the collapse of the mine served God's greater purpose. It is a wonder how God works. I recommend this account to anyone who may be interested in current events relating to Christianity.

This book was provided free by the publisher, in conjunction with TBB Media. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own.

My rating: 5 stars

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