Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read PDF

By Piers Paul Read

In October 1972 an airplane sporting a celebration of Uruguayan rugby gamers and their acquaintances took off from Argentina to fly over the Andes to Chile. It crashed within the mountains in dense cloud, and a few of the forty five passengers have been killed. The survivors quickly discovered, by means of hearing their transistor radio, that the quest celebration have been known as off simply because no one may be anticipated to outlive at that altitude in so savage a weather. because the days handed, weakened via hunger and sub-zero temperatures, they'd to stand the inescapable fact - that, on the way to live on, they have to consume the flesh in their lifeless partners. How those younger males eventually despatched out "expeditionaries" to courageous the Andean peaks and the way, after appalling hardships, they completed rescue and again to civilization seventy two days after the crash, is mentioned during this story of human braveness and triumph. the writer is a novelist whose books contain "The loose Frenchman" and "On the 3rd Day".

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Edwards had proclaimed the awful power and sovereignty of God. He made it plain that there was no hope to be found in good works, good thoughts, or right action. The only possible hope lay in throwing oneself on the immense mercy of God Almighty. q 7/9/04 8:50 PM Page 43 6 The Edwards Home I am quite willing to live, and quite willing to die; quite willing to be sick and quite willing to be well; and quite willing for anything that God will bring upon me! q 44 7/9/04 8:50 PM Page 44 JONATHAN EDWARDS any spiritual leaders live solitary lives or lives that include a minimum of family concerns.

44 No one in Enfield that day escaped the power of Edwards’s eloquence. No one who later read the sermon escaped from it, either. Edwards had proclaimed the awful power and sovereignty of God. He made it plain that there was no hope to be found in good works, good thoughts, or right action. The only possible hope lay in throwing oneself on the immense mercy of God Almighty. q 7/9/04 8:50 PM Page 43 6 The Edwards Home I am quite willing to live, and quite willing to die; quite willing to be sick and quite willing to be well; and quite willing for anything that God will bring upon me!

When I saw Mr. Whitefield come upon the scaffold he looked almost angelical; a young, slim, slender youth before some thousands of people with a bold undaunted countenance, and my hearing how God was with him every where he went as he came along it solemnized my mind; and put me into a trembling fear before he began to preach; for he looked as if he was cloathed with authority from the Great God; and a sweet solemn solemnity sat upon his brow. 37 Nathan Cole was one of thousands of Anglo Americans caught up in the throes of the First Great Awakening.

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