TechFriday: The movie Unbroken and ebook on Overdrive app

Posted By on January 16, 2015

It has been a few years since my wife and I have gone to the movie theatre, but when Katelyn and Drew were visiting unbrokencoverthey convinced us to go with them to the movie Unbroken. Besides being a history oriented true story based on the book by Lauren Hillenbrand, the WWII timelined story put to film by Angelina Jolie was very much my taste. I enjoyed the movie so much that I added the book Unbroken to my Overdrive library borrowing app on my iPad (see more below).

The movie follows the first 32 chapters of the book (movie trailer at bottom of post), but knowing a little be about the WWII hero and Olympian Louis “Louie” Zamperini, I’m looking forward to chapter 33 to the end and his Christian testimony. Besides forgiving his Japanese captors for the brutality Zamperini suffered in POW camps, he is a great example of what can happen when Christ is first in ones life. Louis Zamperini is a terrific example of what can happen when “The Light of the World” takes hold and for those who are compelled to do what Billy Graham spent his lifetime doing.

As for the Tech Friday part of this post, I wanted to mention one of my favorite apps for the iPad. It is call Overdrive for iOS or Andriod and along with an Ohio Digital Library associated membership, permits “checking out” books to read for 2 weeks. It’s not perfect, but if you have patience for a book to become available, it offers the “free” one is accustom to from a public library … only in the convenience of a digital reading device. A worthwhile addition to your tablet.


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.