Hero of Hacksaw Ridge- Booton Herdon
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5 stars
If you’re ever looking for a nice religious themed book to relax with, Hero of Hacksaw Ridge is the perfect read.
Desmond Doss is a man of God, but he also wants to serve his country. Throughout the book his faith is constantly being tested by fellow soldiers, commmanding officers, and the enemy. It wouldn’t be much of a Christian life if our faith wasn’t tested would it? Any believer can relate to Doss’s journey.
Military life always seemed interesting to me growing up, but I never contemplated joining. One of the reasons being because of the thought of killing. How can a believer uphold the sixth commandment and kill someone out in war? (Please, let’s not get into a debate about war and ethics.) Don’t get me wrong, in the Bible the Israelites did wipe out their enemies, but it was condoned by God. Doss, serving as a medic, demonstrates that you can be enlisted and not have to take life. Doss also believes that it is acceptable to help and heal others on the Sabbath, because Jesus Christ himself did the same when he walked the earth. I myself believe his.
Perhaps one of the most beautiful parts of the story is when Doss’s men retrieve his bible he left behind in the battle of Okinawa. Some of these men had given Doss such a rough time for his refusal to work on Saturdays and to carry a weapon. Risking their lives searching for the one book Doss lived by was the perfect way to return the favor for all those times he patched them up and risked his own life so they could keep breathing. It’s a good example of loving others.
I recommend this book to everyone. Happy reading!