Europe is war torn and broken. But there is hope among the dust and ashes.
Tricia Goyer approaches World War II in a new light (for me at least). Beginning with the end of the war in Europe, we see the repercussions of the last 6 years of fighting.
Our three main characters include an American Sergeant, a wife of an SS guard, and a prisoner freed from the concentration camp Gusen. Sergeant Peter Scott is with the group of soldiers that liberated Gusen and the main camp Mauthausen. He finds friends and love in the least likely of places. Helen is struggling to make up for the wrongs her husband committed as a guard at the camp. Can she bring herself to forgive him for what he did? Michaela is on the road to recovery after spending years in the camps. Although it would seem that she has every right to hold on to bitterness and hate for all that she has been through, she chooses to trust in the Lord and forgive those that did her wrong.
I could not put this book down! This is by far one of the best books I have ever read. Tricia Goyer captured me from the minute I started reading. She is very vivid in her descriptions of the horrors found when the camps were liberated. I highly recommend this book, especially to anyone interested in WWII history. It sheds a whole new light on the war in Europe.
From Dust and Ashes is a beautiful story about forgiveness and the liberation that you receive in your spirit when you are lead by the Lord and forgiveness.
I purchased a copy of From Dust and Ashes for my personal library. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
I 've read this book 2x so far and I absolutley love it! One of the best books I have ever read!! This book plays just like a movie and I was completely swept up in the story and the lives of the characters. I loved the themes of forgivness and spiritual liberation... very touching! I would love to see this book made into a movie!
I just finished reading the book. I love historical fiction and this drew me into the lives of the characters. I even googled some of the places that were mentioned in the book. Good background reading for those studying WWII.We must not forget that time of history.
Just finished "From Dust To Ashes" and found it to be a very enjoyable read. The reality of the personal and relational struggles of WW2 were intriguing. I felt at times I was there with them. I appreciate American Soldiers being properly portrayed as liberators, and good hearted. My wife started reading it and couldn't put it down. Great Book!!!!!