This article comes from Doug Phillips, the founder of Vision Forum Ministries and Christian Boys’ & Men’s Titanic Society, who is committed to standing for the proposition that the strong must sacrifice for the weak, that greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for another, and to the enduring legacy of those men who died that women and children might live.
“The world has changed dramatically in the 86 years since this book was first published. The era of the R.M.S. Titanic is long past, but the tragic tale of the “unsinkable” White Star liner remains the subject of intense public fascination. The Titanic is the most famous and intriguing ship in history, second only to Noah’s Ark. Scholars have observed that the three most popular historical subjects are Jesus Christ, the Civil War, and the Titanic. A recent newspaper account would appear to lend credibility to this claim. According to the story, there are more than 800 Titanic-related books in the public libraries of one Virginia county — all of which were checked out at the time of the article’s publication. Titanimania is with us and there is no indication that it will soon abate.
Historian Wyn Craig Wade concisely summarized the entire tragedy as follows: “In 1912, 1,522 people drowned or froze to death after the palatial liner in which they were sailing was sufficiently mismanaged as to take a nose dive to the bottom of the North Atlantic.”
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From The Sinking of the Titanic by Douglas W. Phillips