Return of the Raider presents one survivor’s view of the Doolittle Raid against Japan in the early days of World War II after Pearl Harbor. Jacob DeShazer’s story is a testament to the grit and determination that saw the U.S. through to victory. Return of the Raider is also an unforgettable chronicle of one man’s faith during one of the most pivotal times in American history.
—Col. Carroll V. Glines, USAF (Ret.), historian, Doolittle’s Tokyo Raiders
Jacob DeShazer was brave like a Japanese samurai. He was brave as a prisoner of the Japanese. He never yielded to the guards. After conversion he was braver, enough to love Japanese…Return of the Raider is a story of a person who knew that perfect love drives out all fear.
—Iwao Shimada, pastor of the church the DeShazers started in Japan
With every reason to hate his captors, Jake had discovered a reason to forgive them—the love of Christ. This book by Jake’s daughter, Carol, and military historian, Dr. Donald Goldstein, is a long-awaited complete, contemporary biography of the raider who returned, not only to America but to Japan, with a message of hope and healing for the heart.
—David McCasland, co-producer, From Vengeance to Forgiveness: Jake DeShazer’s Extraordinary Journey, Day of Discovery Television