Thursday, December 30, 2010

Unshaken by Dan Woolley

This book is simply incredible to digest. Dan Woolley recounts his experience surviving 65 hours under six floors of a collapsed Hotel Montana in Haiti after the 7.0 earthquake.

Unshaken reads like the perfect movie. Dan explains why he was there to photograph the families his company, Compassion International, sponsors. Once he and his video-photographer enter the Hotel Montana, the quake strikes.

As he shares what steps he took to survive, he provides flashbacks to his marriage with a wife who suffers from severe depression and how his faith and marraige had faltered before the trip.

You'll read his reports of speaking with others trapped under the rubble and how they were rescued while he was seemingly forgotten.

Reading this book is like watching the Apollo 13 movie. You know he survives, yet you will be on the edge of your seat with each aftershock and his failing health.

Included are color photographs Dan took with his camera once the quake settled and how he used his flash to move into an elevator shaft.

This book has to be made into a movie and it's the perfect example of the heroics of our rescue teams that took place in Haiti.
Unshaken: Rising from the Ruins of Haiti's Hotel Montana

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Zondervan Publishing.

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