- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (December 24, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310335086
- ISBN-13: 978-0310335085
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 54 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,747,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Unshaken: Rising from the Ruins of Haiti’s Hotel Montana Paperback – December 24, 2011
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About the Author
Dan Woolley is an interactive strategies director for Compassion International and creator of the website www.MyKidsWeek.com. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English and international studies from Azusa Pacific University and has spent his career working with nonprofit organizations. After his rescue from beneath Haiti’s Hotel Montana, Woolley appeared on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, Inside Edition, and Larry King Live. He and his wife, Christy, reside in Colorado Springs with their two sons, Josh and Nathan.
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Dan mentioned in the book that they had mistaken his name for "Dan Healy" initially. I remember a posting on Facebook saying that a man named Dan Healy had been located in the rubble, and people were speculating whether it could actually be Dan Woolley. Then the photos and videos of his rescue started pouring in, bringing some joy and hope to a community that was desperate for some news of their missing loved ones.
My favorite parts of this book were Dan's honest and open descriptions of his struggles with his faith, both while buried in the rubble and in the early years of his marriage. This book is really God's story as told through the life of Dan.
Dan's story may be very painful to read for anyone who lost a loved one in the Haiti earthquake, so a word of caution to those folks who might be considering reading it. Aside from that, I highly recommend this book!
I cannot say that I felt his pain, his anguish, or his anger; how could I possibly, but by the end of the book I certainly was feeling something I had never felt before. What that was (is) will take some time to process. I finished the book and thought, "This is gonna make a great movie..." and then thought to add, "if they leave Jesus in it."
I said earlier (in a longer Wordpress review)that I know Dan. The truth be told I've only met the man twice: once before the earthquake and once after. I suppose you could say we're friends, but the designation is assumptive. I'd like to think if I lived in Colorado or if he in Jersey, we'd hang out. What I do know from reading his book that I would jump at the opportunity to know him better.
*Dan would likely say Jesus Christ was the Star of this book and I would agree.