This year will mark the 20th anniversary of September 11 and the terrorist attacks on the United States. On Saturday, September 11, the nation will come together to remember the 2,977 people who died as a result of that fateful day. That number includes deaths at the Twin Towers, including 400 police and firefighters, the Pentagon and in the fields of Pennsylvania, when one of the hijacked planes crashed as passengers attempted to retrieve the plane from terrorists. It is without a doubt one of the darkest days in American history.
Today’s terrorist attacks are undoubtedly a defining moment of the 21st century. In the wake of this national tragedy, many people demonstrated a renewed religious commitment. Countless people have turned to their faith to make sense of this traumatic event. As our nation continues to honor those who lost their lives that day, we must keep our eyes on God for continued strength in God’s promises as we look back and honor that day.
“We are in a hurry on all sides, but not crushed; puzzled, but not desperate; persecuted, but not abandoned; smitten but not destroyed ”(2 Corinthians 4: 8-9).
The next day: what 9/11 teaches us about our world, our faith and ourselves
By James Taylor
Many of our comfortable assumptions about our world, our faith, and ourselves collapsed with the World Trade Center towers. In the aftermath of this catastrophe, we have all reconsidered values that we once took for granted. This book is a collection of reflections from writers and religious leaders who explore the political, economic, social and religious implications of our responses to the events of this day.
Sons of valor, parents of faith
By James J. O’Donnell
On the morning of September 11, 2001, the world changed forever, not only in this country, but in every other country as well. This book shares the touching personal stories and interviews with parents of New York firefighters and police officers who were killed on September 11, and it takes us on their subsequent spiritual and emotional journeys. Although many of these men were young, they had already left a significant imprint on the world, and their parents now share their feelings about their grief over the tragedy.
Touching story: the untold story of the drama that unfolded in American skies on September 11
By Lynn Spencer
This book tells the gripping story of the response of heroic pilots and air traffic controllers who found themselves at the forefront of an undeclared war on September 11, 2001. In this minute-by-minute tale, based on an astonishing feat of reporting, l The author recreates the untold story of the unprecedented battle in the skies of September 11, revealing many surprising and unknown elements of the day’s events. The reader is taken directly to the front lines of the heroic response as thousands of air traffic controllers, military commanders, fighter pilots and commercial pilots with flights in the air engage in stirring action.
Bible prophecy for September 11
By Paul Gregersen, Edmund A. Cook
Many felt like they were witnessing the unfolding of a Bible prophecy as we lived through the events of September 11. The spiritual background was not really known, and it could not be explained. September 11 was more than just a historic event. It was, in fact, a cataclysmic moment marking the start of a new millennium. Many Christians believed that a prophetic event would take place and give a spiritual witness. A chain of Bible prophecy ties to 9/11 with an amazing pattern.