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Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II Paperback – January 1, 1990
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The True Story of One Woman's Triumph of Faith
Newlywed American missionary Darlene Deibler Rose survived four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp set deep in the jungles of New Guinea. Thinking she was never to see her husband again, Darlene Rose was forced to sign a false confession and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.
“An incredible faith-building, awe-inspiring story ... a story we all need to hear.” — Kay Arthur, Author, Teacher, Precept Ministries International
“My life was changed when I heard Darlene Rose’s story. It challenged my faith as nothing else had. ” — Ruth Bell Graham (daughter of Billy Graham)
“Darlene’s testimony is a quick and powerful remedy for anyone who is discouraged or ungrateful.” — Bill Gothard, Institute in Basic Life Principles, Oak Brook, IL
“[A] testimony of deep faith and a confirmation on the faithfulness of God.” — Dr. Charles Stanley, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Atlanta
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- ASIN : 0060670207
- Publisher : Harper Collins; Reprint edition (January 1, 1990)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780060670207
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060670207
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Item Weight : 7.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.54 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Darlene was a young woman missionary who went to Papau about 4 years before WW2 with her husband. She returned to the United States 8 years later, having survived 4 of those years in a Japanese POW camp and widowed, as her husband died in a different POW camp.
She truly loved her Lord, and in an interview she said that though this time would be considered terribly tragic, it was the sweetest time because of the nearness of Jesus to her side.
I warn you, if you read this book, you will be changed. Every person, every single person I have given this to talk of how their life was changed by reading it (even my curmudgeon Brother in Law, who said, 'The banana story' and got teary when I asked him what impacted him most).
An additional excellent resource is a talk Darlene gave for Focus on the Family, called I Will Never Leave Thee. It's amazing, amazing, amazing.
Weekly it seems, I remember something Darlene said and give thanks to Jesus or pray more.
What I didn't know was how the Light of the Love of God would shine through that dismal misery... for both captive & captor. Watching the transformations as the Love of God came to this spiritually intense bride gave me much relief.
Here is a fervent spirit who, as a girl, was called by God to spread His Word into the World. Little did she realize how her commitment would be tested again & again as she experienced the "slings & arrows of outrageous fortune" in that time of war on that particular island - Celebes.
I wonder how anyone survives being a POW without the Love of God, no matter which facet of Him they believe.
I learnt so much more about The Bible by seeing Darlene apply it -- which is really the "wrong" way to say that... so embedded in her heart & soul are the Lord's Words as too those of her beloved husband & her adored mentor that the Words would well up when needed in a passionate lyrical way... resurrecting The Lord's Words from all those dry readings I've ever done!
This is how I imagine saints of old must have felt about the Lord Their God & Christ Jesus during their trials.
A moving & wonder-filled memoir with an updated epilogue.
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Very touching in places so make sure you have tissues when reading it. Darlene is an inspiration and her story continues have an influence in my life years after reading it. I have since lent my book to someone (I can't remember who) and have not seen it since! I also bought this book for my sister.