Book Review - Evidence Not Seen

Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War IIEvidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II by Darlene Deibler Rose

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

From childhood, Darlene had promised the Lord that she would go where ever he wanted her too, that she wanted to be a missionary. How the Lord used her, and where He took her is an incredible story of faith, miracles, and blessings amidst unbelievable hardships.

Evidence Not Seen is the story of Darlene Deibler, who lived, survived, and perhaps in an odd way, thrived in a Japanese prison camp during World War II. It details how she was captured, and many of the day to day occurrences that took place in a camp full of undernourished and overworked women separated from their husbands, brothers, and sons.

It is amazing to read of the many, many miracles which the Lord blessed Darlene with. She thought herself foolish to ask her Heavenly Father for one banana, and yet He gave her 92 bananas as a gift. The camp commander was a horrible, hateful man, and yet Darlene's hope for a bright, eternal future changed him, and he in turn was able to save her. Prayers for healing were answered, and so much more that can only be discovered by reading the book.

I was extremely impressed by this book. It was inspiring to me to be faithful in the little things, and "bloom where you're planted" for that is exactly what Darlene did. It was also an amazing reminder to me to serve others and not myself.

I would highly recommend this book to others!

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  1. great review, Ebee! I got some amazon giftcards for my birthday, so now I know what to buy. ;)

    ~Laura <333

  2. Great review! I'd love to read Darlene's story.

    Just checked on my library's website... they have the book! So I'm putting it on my list to check out sometime. I also noticed another book with a slightly different name, by the same author -- "Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in a Japanese Prison Camp During WWII". It appears to be another book entirely.

    Thanks for sharing your review!


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