New Book Spotlights Desmond Doss, the Hero of Hacksaw Ridge


Just in time for the opening of Mel Gibson’s World War II drama, “Hacksaw Ridge”, Remnant Publications is releasing the official companion book revealing the gripping true story behind the movie.

“Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge” recounts the inspiring saga of Desmond Doss, a young World War II medic who refused to carry a weapon but courageously saved dozens of wounded soldiers under enemy fire. Doss received the Medal of Honor for his heroism during the battle of Okinawa, becoming the first conscientious objector to earn the United States’ highest military honor.

The hardcover book, which includes photos from Doss’s life, details how the humble private, initially despised by both his fellow soldiers and his superiors for his beliefs, earned their respect for bravery.

“This is a must-read book that will revolutionize your definitions of courage and heroism,” said Dwight Hall, CEO of Remnant Publications. “I am awestruck by the way Desmond Doss stood for his convictions despite the persecution and the extreme dangers he faced.”

A condensed paperback version of the book, titled “Hero of Hacksaw Ridge”, is also being released this month. It includes an inspiring 30-page guide to “The Faith That Shaped the Man,” written by Doug Batchelor of the Christian media ministry Amazing Facts.

“The paperback is geared for mass distribution by churches, schools, and community organizations,” Hall explained. “We’re offering drastic discounts on large quantities to make it affordable for individuals and groups to share this inspiring story as widely as possible.”

Both books are available at or 800-423-1319.

“Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge” and “Hero of Hacksaw Ridge” are licensed by Lionsgate Films and the Desmond Doss Committee.

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