A WWII memoir of prison and Providence 18-year-old Donald Mansell; his brother and parents were sailing to Africa as missionaries when America plunged into World War II. Fleeing for safety to the Philippines; they instead found themselves prisoners of the Japanese army; spending the next three years in a concentration camp. Donald’s world revolved between hunger; weevils; lack of privacy; and numbing routine. He witnessed torture and brutality; fought off despair; and escaped death several times. Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun is an honest; gripping; sometimes whimsical account of daily life as a prisoner of war. Through the eyes of a survivor; we discover the role of trials in developing faith; and we see the intervention of a merciful Providence in an unforgettable true-life adventure.