The survival story ("A Glimpse of Eternity") told by Ian McCormack himself, is compelling to say the least. It's one so well told, I suspect I'll never in my writing ever be able to match it.
It's a gut-filled to the core struggle for survival filled with episodes of courage and despair, uncaring cruelty and indifference, racism and loyalty, and so much more, including a glimpse of Heaven and shaft into the dark depths of Hell.
If stories with even a hint of religion aren't your thing, don't let that keep you from listening. Thus, if you find the beginning a bit hokey or scripture isn't your thing, skip into the video about four minutes. Sit down and relax, maybe with a handy beverage, and listen. Video: A Glimpse of Eternity
Or, if you prefer a written version which is much the same, here it is: "A Glimpse of Eternity"