1.800.765.6955
  •   Shopping Bag
    My Cart (0)

    Close Recently added item(s)

    You have no items in your shopping bag.

  • 0 items
    in your bag

Guide Special - The Story of Desmond Doss



SKU# 643330046791

By Charles Mills

ISBN: 643330046791 | 16 pages | Pacific Press Publishing Association | Copyright 2017

$0.59
Paperback Booklet Purchase  
 
$39.99
Case - Paperback Qty  Purchase  

This product qualifies towards the free shipping offer.

Quick Overview

Purchase By The Case And Save!!

 

For Parents, Youth Pastors, Teachers, and Pathfinder Leaders

What makes a kid grow up into a hero?

When you read Desmond Doss’ story or watch a movie about his heroic exploits it’s easy to focus on his selfless sacrifice there on Hacksaw Ridge.  But is that really where Desmond faced his most difficult test?

Imagine young private Desmond Doss.  Although he volunteered to join the army to defend his country, when he refused to carry a gun everyone from his fellow soldiers up through his commanders decided he was a coward, worthy only of contempt.  They tormented him mercilessly.  When he refused to work on his Sabbath, the threats and abuse only got worse.  Yet it didn’t matter what the army threw at him, Desmond stayed true to his faith.

The movies glamorize Desmond Doss’ story—reveling in the very real violence.  But Guide Magazine has just released a special Desmond Doss edition written in language a kid can relate to and a parent can be comfortable with. 

  • Chapter 1 – Boots, Bullets, and Beliefs shares the challenges Desmond faced trying to be true to his Adventist beliefs in the Sabbath and in not killing—all the while training for the greatest war ever.
  • Chapter 2 – Fire, Foxholes, and Fear tells what it was like for young Desmond, facing combat for the first time with his fellow soldiers to protect and nothing but his first-aid kit to use.
  • Chapter 3 – Beyond the Call of Duty relates Desmond’s heroic mission to lower 75 men to safety while under enemy fire.

Throughout each of these chapters the author, Charles Mills, weaves in the importance of Desmond’s strong SDA beliefs and how they helped him become the hero of Hacksaw Ridge.

Buy copies for your kids today.  16 pages. 

Alternate Images

Purchase By The Case And Save!!

 

For Parents, Youth Pastors, Teachers, and Pathfinder Leaders

What makes a kid grow up into a hero?

When you read Desmond Doss’ story or watch a movie about his heroic exploits it’s easy to focus on his selfless sacrifice there on Hacksaw Ridge.  But is that really where Desmond faced his most difficult test?

Imagine young private Desmond Doss.  Although he volunteered to join the army to defend his country, when he refused to carry a gun everyone from his fellow soldiers up through his commanders decided he was a coward, worthy only of contempt.  They tormented him mercilessly.  When he refused to work on his Sabbath, the threats and abuse only got worse.  Yet it didn’t matter what the army threw at him, Desmond stayed true to his faith.

The movies glamorize Desmond Doss’ story—reveling in the very real violence.  But Guide Magazine has just released a special Desmond Doss edition written in language a kid can relate to and a parent can be comfortable with. 

  • Chapter 1 – Boots, Bullets, and Beliefs shares the challenges Desmond faced trying to be true to his Adventist beliefs in the Sabbath and in not killing—all the while training for the greatest war ever.
  • Chapter 2 – Fire, Foxholes, and Fear tells what it was like for young Desmond, facing combat for the first time with his fellow soldiers to protect and nothing but his first-aid kit to use.
  • Chapter 3 – Beyond the Call of Duty relates Desmond’s heroic mission to lower 75 men to safety while under enemy fire.

Throughout each of these chapters the author, Charles Mills, weaves in the importance of Desmond’s strong SDA beliefs and how they helped him become the hero of Hacksaw Ridge.

Buy copies for your kids today.  16 pages. 

No Media Mail No
Author Display Line No
Discount 20.00
lcby No
lcdate No
Item Format Paperback Booklet
Item Format SPN No
Pages 16
Author Charles Mills
Publisher Pacific Press Publishing Association
Language ENG
Book Group TRA
Title Alpha Guide Special - The Story of Desmond Doss
Title Catalog Guide Special - The Story of Desmond Doss
Catalog Name No
Author Code No
Endorsements No
Year Published 2017
Packet No
Packet size No
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

Charles Mills


CHARLES MILLS is the author of more than 50 published books and hundreds of mag­azine articles. His work has appeared in most Seventh-day Adventist publications as well as computer, aviation, and photography trade journals. Besides writing, produc­ing videos, and creating and hosting radio programs, Charles enjoys music, photog­raphy, and exploring West Virginia with his wife, Dorinda.

 
REVIEWS:
Quality
Michael

Very well done, except one sentence.

The storytelling in this book is exceptional and is appealing for a wide variety of ages.

My one -- and very significant -- problem is this sentence early in the story: "The same Bible that urged all to obey their government also commanded, in no uncertain terms, "Thou shalt not kill." "

First, reading that phraseology with the mind of a Bible student is troublesome in that it illustrates a surface reading of Scripture. For one thing, the word "kill" is actually better translated "murder." Looking at the Bible at large, any other rendering portrays God commanding people to violate this commandment and shows God breaking His own command. (I'll forego the numerous examples.)

Reading that with the eyes/heart of an arms-carrying soldier or family member of such a soldier is troublesome. Basically, the aforementioned sentence states, "You cannot be a true Christian and protect the lives of other people by taking a person's life." In this case, the sentence is unjustifiably judgmental. I personally know wonderful Christian men and women who've born arms and display a true walk with Christ. Imagining them reading this is saddening.

In conclusion, the strong implication of the one sentence I mentioned here is, for many, an avoidable stumbling block to reading the rest of a well-written story. The author shows himself more than capable of rephrasing his apparent attempt to both show Mr. Doss' personal interpretation of the Bible and firm integrity to His God while also affirming God's desire for all to highly respect the gift/sanctify of life.

For the reasons stated above, what would otherwise be a 5-star book in my eyes slips to a 3-star book.