One of the famous Doolittle’s Raiders who first attacked Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Jacob DeShazer (1911–2008) knew his one-way mission was dangerous. Indeed, it led to his capture as a prisoner of war. Beaten and malnourished, he was given a Bible to read—and far away from home, this American soldier became a Christian. After the war, Jake would return to Japan and serve his former enemy for thirty years as a missionary. He even became friends and coworkers for the gospel with the Japanese leader of the attack on Pearl Harbor. An inspiring story full of the power of God for reconciliation! Learn more, click here!
Christian Heroes: Then & Now Series Description
Each of the 34 books chronicle the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true story of an ordinary man or woman whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory. Learn more, click here!
• Adventure-filled, non-fictionalized biographies
• Broad international appeal
• Popular for family read-alouds or reading alone for ages 9 and up
• Grassroots popularity among families and schools
• From the publishing arm of the trusted missions organization Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
About the Authors
Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with over 20 years of writing experience. Janet is a former elementary school teacher. Geoff holds a degree in history. Originally from New Zealand, the Benges spent ten years serving with Youth With A Mission. They have three grown children. Learn more, click here!