From Dust and Ashes

From Dust and Ashes

A Story of Liberation

Book - 2003
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It is 1945, and a group of American soldiers liberate a Nazi concentration camp. Helene is the abandoned wife of an SS guard who has fled to avoid arrest. Overcome by guilt, she begins to help meet the needs of survivors. Throughout the process, she finds her own liberation--from spiritual bondage, sin, and guilt. Readers will be intrigued and touched by this fascinating story of love, faithfulness, and courage amidst one of the darkest chapters of mankind's history.
Publisher: Chicago : Moody Publishers, c2003
ISBN: 9780802415547
0802415547
Branch Call Number: FIC Goyer 6939
Characteristics: 463 p

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soblessed59 May 25, 2011

So gripping that I had to tear myself away to get to bed!

From Dust and Ashes: A Story of Liberation(The Liberator Series,Book 4) was so hard for me to put down. I love it when a book is THAT good! I also love when an historical teaches me history,as this novel did. It was fascinating to read that General Patton ordered the liberating American soldiers to make the civilians around the concentration camps to help bury the dead and attend funerals for them,so they would be forced to see and acknowledge what their inaction had caused.

I don't see how a book about this era could have been more perfectly written.This book is so perfect that I wouldn't want to change a thing about it!

I got totally wrapped up in the characters and really cared about wanting everything to work out for them.

This book is not a 'light' read.It will really stir your emotions and make you ask yourself some questions about how you would conduct yourself in the same situation,and even questions about how did these horrors affect people's faith and how would you handle those questions about where was God?

The author was perfectly right to bring such questions into the story,because I know any thinking person,has asked them,and I love to see how God works in people's lives and how in His compassion and mercy He grants understanding to those who truly seek answers with a heart thirsting for answers and a desire to know Him better.

The romances were also wonderfully developed and so sweet.

I just realized when I was almost finished with this book,that I had read the last book in the series,first,so now I will go back and read the other 3 in order!

I highly recommend this WW II historical romance to any who have an interest in this horrible period of history.

Be forewarned however,that it IS tagged Christian fiction and Christian Historical Romance!

I never could understand how some people will read a book with Christian tags,and then complain because the author has included God,His son and the gift of Salvation in the story!
I guess they prefer "Christian" to be no more real than those Sunday morning pew warmers who play at church,and only take God out of their box they keep Him in until Sunday morning,then put Him back in after church! Those people have no business reading this book or any other with "Christian" tags,when they can't stand reading about interaction with God.

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