Letters

Many people have been moved by the story of Jacob DeShazer. His life has been an inspiration to those embracing Christ’s word and the power of forgiveness. On this page you will find some of the letters written to Jacob DeShazer and his family.


I am a Mom of 2 high school homeschoolers who are entering a writing contest about the Doolittle Raiders. As with many of our studies, it becomes a family affair and we are all learning about this important part of American history. Many thanks to you for keeping your parents legacy alive….They are the heroes we need in this day and age.
Pat Hone


YOUR BOOK SET ME BACK ON THE RIGHT HEADING

DEAR CAROL;

I BOUGHT THE BOOK FROM YOU AT THE REUNION AT OMAHA THIS SUMMER. I FINALLY MADE THE TIME TO READ IT IN SECTIONS BEFORE I WOULD GO TO BED. WHEN I READ THROUGH THE PAGES (ESPECIALLY PAGES 50-53 I REALIZED THAT I HAD NOT ONLY FALLEN FROM MY WALK WITH GOD, BUT WAS LIVING IN MY OWN PRISON CELL. I HAD FORGOT WHAT MAKES A GREAT CHRISTIAN. I WAS NOT THE MAN I WAS WHEN I HAD FIRST EXCEPTED CHRIST AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR. HE HAD BEEN MY STRENGTH AND SOMEWHERE ALONG THE PATH I BECAME SELF RELIANT. I BEGAN TO WEEP ..... THANK YOU CAROL FOR THIS WONDERFUL TESTIMONY THAT YOU PUT IN WORDS. I AM ONE OF MANY WHOSE LIFE WAS CHANGED AND STRENGTHENED BY THIS BOOK.

WITH LOVE AND GRATITUDE

YOUR BROTHER IN CHRIST, MARK SHAW


To Carol,

Wow what a great cover? I have never seen such a cool book cover in any Christian book. I have read couple pages, I will read more!

Shohei Suzuki


Dear Carol,

We were thrilled to see the flyer for Return Raider arrive in our mailbox. Thank you for thinking of us. I've been enthralled with your father's story ever since Ruth narrated it for me in Varanasi.
God's blessing on book sales (by which I mean: God's blessing on His church which needs to hear this story and take it to heart.)

In Christ,
Lowell


Dear Carol,

My father purchased two copies of the Return of the Raider and gave one to me. He and I are both enjoying reading it very much.

It is well produced and written, congratulations! Nice to see your smiling face on the cover also!

Best wishes for a successful launch in October! I have told my friends and those who studied your father's life about this new book and the website.

Greg Biberdorf


Mrs. Dixon,

Hi, I just finished reading Return of the Raider and have to say that I haven't read anything in a long time that has touched my heart quite as much as it did, not only because of what your father went through as a prisoner of war and his salvation during that time, but also the love and forgiveness that he showed to the Japanese people.

I want everyone I know to read this book. Actually, I can't quit telling people about it. Please send my regards to your mother and tell her how much I enjoyed reading her story as well - behind every great man is a great woman! I'm sure the life of a missionary wife and mother was quite challenging.

Your parents' devotion to God's work is truly inspiring.

Sincerely,
Kelley Parker
Mayfield, KY


Do you have something you'd like to say about the story of Jacob DeShazer? Perhaps you have a memory you'd like to share, were influenced by Jacob, or have something else you'd like to share?

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