Friedhelm Radandt tells the story of the tumult of growing up in Eastern Pomerania, only to be displaced by WWII, and the series of miracles that brought his scattered family together again, living as refugees in Germany and clinging to their faith.
This book also tells the story of the Job family, and their different, but similar struggles as ethnically Polish refugees.
This book tells the parallel stories of the Radandts and the Jobs, two average families who weather remarkable circumstances, leaning on their faith in God, as the war threatens to tear their families apart. The Radandts and Jobs were families who stood up for their beliefs in small but solid ways.
It was interesting how this book was written going back and forth between the different families, which made it hard at first to keep them straight. But it was amazing to see how similar but different their stories were and how God preserved them through it all.
An intriguing read that tells of the war through the eyes of German citizens, and how a series of miracles kept them and their families together and safe, as well as brought them together in the end. This book was a great discussion guide, and has an appendix of family pictures. A wonderful book for fans of history. Definitely worth checking out.
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