A frank and sometimes repentant recapitulation of the years before Louis Zamperini found faith as an answer to worthless, wasted years and a foundation for his future. A sullen, touchy youngster, Louis was always in trouble until he trained to become a runner- made the Olympics. Even so, there were churlish, childish resentments- he broke training continually- and finally enlisted in the air force. The experience of 46 days on a life raft, before he was captured by the Japanese, left him with new hostilities; he was returned home- a war hero- but even marriage did not straighten him out. Rootless, restless, drinking too much and earning nothing, he finally heard Billy Graham, was brought back to God, and went on to start- with little except faith and hope- a camp for underprivileged boys.... For that Reader's Digest reader who finds this type of personal examination and regeneration rewarding.