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Melinda B. (winnie777) reviewed Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II (Library) on
Helpful Score: 2
Excellent biography. I had a hard time putting this book down. After I was finished, it made me think about my own relationship with God and what I would do if put in those situations. I am recommending this book to pretty much everyone.
This is the true story of a young American missionary woman courage and triump of faith in the jungles of New Guinea and her four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp. Never to see her husband again, she was forced to sign a confession to a crime she did not commit and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.
This is a great book - I loved it. I have two copies, that is the only reason why I am listing this.
This missionary woman's story is totally why I am such a big advocate for "enemy love" and being against the death penalty.
Darlene Deibler, who married at a young age to a well known minister 12 years older than her, went right after she was married to Papua New Guinea as a missionary with her groom. After a few years there, WWII caused the Japanese to take over the country, thus putting each of the Deiblers in different prison work camps.
The stories that she shares have a lot of positive attitude despite the hardships, as Mrs. Deibler had a bit of a sense of humor to her and a high trust in God to care for her. While in the camp (warning: spoiler for the rest of the paragraph), a commanding officer of the Japanese army was so moved by her love for God and her openness for not hating him because God told her to love her enemy, eventually became a Christian radio host in Japan! He was sentenced to death but because of her outspoken words for the kindness he showed her, he was spared to a life sentence which then was reduced again and allowed him freedom. He found freedom in Christ and showed it for the rest of his life.
I so enjoyed the things she said about the ways that God eased her heart. It was very sad at times but also good. 3.75 stars.