- Media Type▼▲
- Author / Artist▼▲
- Top Rated▼▲
Have questions about eBooks? Check out our eBook FAQs.
|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2016
IVLeagueCabot, ARAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Lion and the Lamb is a poignant glimpse into the past.March 6, 2017IVLeagueCabot, ARAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If my high school and college textbooks had been written this way, I would have been a more eager student of history. The Lion and the Lamb is an anomaly in the genre of historical fiction because every character is real, their words are often their own, and events (between 1942-1966) are recounted chronologically. Essentially, Charles Causeys narrative infuses the human factors of emotion and moral dilemma into what could otherwise be a dry recollection of facts.
Having read The Hiding Place, I was somewhat familiar with the life and ministry of Corrie ten Boom. However, when her story is laid beside Albert Speers I realized several things. The first was a staggering illustration of cause and effect. Speers place in Hitlers inner circle exposed him to many decisions which had a trickle down effect on ten Boom. Also, the way the darkness of the Reich pervaded their lives and how each reacted Speer in his own strength and Corrie in Godsprovided a stark contrast in wisdom. Finally, while I still may not have the ability to recount times and dates, I have a better grasp of how key decisions turned the war.
The Lion and the Lamb is a poignant glimpse into the past. This book held many new discoveries for me and I felt compelled by the authors writing to examine myself and my faith. How might I have reacted in similar circumstance? This would be a wonderful title for a book discussion group or a reluctant student of history (high school/homeschool where maturity allows).
With thanks to the author/publisher for providing me with a review copy. All opinions are my own.
Author: Charles Causey
Submitted: January 31, 2017
Tell us a little about yourself. Combat veteran Charles Causey is a U.S. Army Chaplain serving in Washington, D.C. at the Chief of Chaplains Office. He is married and has four children ages 15-20. He is the author of the victorious 536-page American Civil War novel "In Danger Every Hour" and also a unique guide for married couples "Unbreakable" used by churches and ministries throughout the U.S.
What was your motivation behind this project? "The Lion and the Lamb" tells the true Holocaust story of Corrie ten Boom and Nazi Albert Speer, one of Adolf Hitler's best friends. It chronicles both journeys throughout the last two years of WWII. For Corrie it leads her through two concentration camps including Ravensbruck before her miraculous release. For Speer, it takes him from the seat of power as Hitler's confidante to the Nuremburg Trials where he is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity alongside the unstable Herman Goering. The author's motivation was to retell Corrie's story for a new generation of readers. It was written with permission and editorial review by the Corrie ten Boom House Museum in the Netherlands.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? A book about good versus evil, there is a warning on the front cover of "The Lion and the Lamb" that it descends readers deep into a pit of Nazi darkness because of the often disturbing material within its pages. It is not for children and has caused a few readers nightmares. Though I struggled with some of the stories and images of the Holocaust during my research, it ultimately displays the magnificent power of God, victorious over darkness and evil. Psalm 23:4 & Rom. 8:37