Monday, November 4, 2013
Book Sneeze Samson A Savior Will Rise By Shawn Hoffman
Incredibly researched and an amazing story!
Based on true stories, filled with drama scenes and vivid details, make it not a book that you would label an "easy" read. But it is well worth the reading. A powerful work of historical fiction that will stir up your emotions. The story of Maximilian Kolbe, a Catholic monk, being a calming force has always been a beautiful and inspiring story. I love the way the true event of his life was woven into the fictional story.How to not blame God for evil and stand for justice is a timeless lesson that we often need repeated to us. Shawn Hoffman presents a compelling story, and film, in Samson. (video link below)
"Samson Abrams makes a life-or-death decision that lands him, and his entire family, in the notorious concentration camp Auschwitz. When Samson is recognized by Dr. Josef Mengele and Commandant Rudolf Hoss as a former boxing champion, he is ordered box for their entertainment. A win means extra rations, but the penalty for losing is death in the gas chambers.
One question haunts Samson as he and his family face one atrocity after another: Where is God in the face of such evil? An unexpected friendship between the Jewish Samson and the Polish Catholic priest Maximilian Kolbe challenges Samson to examine what little is left of his faith, but will it give him strength when he needs it most?
Based on true stories, "Samson: A Savior Will Rise" blends Shawn Hoffman s thorough research with a compelling narrative that provokes questions about faith, hope, and love."