TGIF is hosted by Ginger at Greads. It's about recapping on what we posted for the week, and also asking our readers a book related question. The question posted by Ginger today is?
Taking it Personal: Which books have effected you on a personal level & lingered in your mind long after you closed the pages?
By Thomas Keneally
During the Holocaust at the German concentration camp near Plaszow, thousands of Jews lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis. More than a thousand others would have been counted among the dead if not for a womanizing, heavy drinking, German-Catholic industrialist and Nazi Party member named Oskar Schindler.
I read this book in college for a book review/paper. It totally touched my heart. To see what the people went through during this time, and to see the change in this man was amazing. He risked his life to do what was right, and used all his money to save thousands. I only hope if I was in his shoes I would have been able to do the same. If you have not read this book you should. It is defiantly an epic read. I am so happy I had to do a paper on it, otherwise I would have not read it.
California's gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.
Then she meets Michael Hosea. A man who seeks his Father's heart in everything, Michael obeys God's call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly day by day, he defies Angel's every bitter expectation. Until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening come overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husbands pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny. Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does...... the One who will never let her go.
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