Item description for One Woman Against the Reich: The True Story of a Mother's Struggle to Keep Her Family Faithful to God in a World Gone Mad by Helmut W. Ziefle...
Overview World War 2 Germany. It was a a desperate and dangerous place where evil had bullied its way into power and controlled the daily lives of almost every individual. But not all. One Woman Against the Reich chronicles the true story of Maria Ziefles's struggle to raise her children free from the hated filled grip of the Nazi regime. It is a powerful portrayal of the courage of the enticements and assaults of a hostile culture. And it's a struggle that continues today. Our secular culture, filled with enticing messages and explicit images, applies relentless pressure on our kids. If you're tempted to give up and give in, you'll find encouragement and strength in this inspiring story of how God, who is greater than any culture or government, honors the commitments of those who are faithful to Him. "And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him." Psalms 37:40
Publishers Description While no one suffered under Hitler more than the Jews, truly committed Christians found themselves facing two terrible alternatives: conform to or be consumed by the monstrous political ambitions and genocidal blood lust of the Third Reich. This one-of-a-kind true story depicts the courageous Ziefle family, Christians standing firm against the tidal wave of Nazism. While Hitler's tyranny undermined, contradicted, and countermanded every effort she made, one woman instilled in her children a commitment to remain faithful to God. Its lessons will be a welcomed encouragement to contemporary Christians facing equally real cultural pressures and seduction in the twenty-first century.
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Studio: Kregel Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 14, 2003
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825441595 ISBN13 9780825441592
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More About Helmut W. Ziefle
Helmut W. Ziefle (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is professor of German at Wheaton College, where he has taught since 1967. He has written several books, most of which are in German, his native language.
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Ziefle Family Recounts Their Walk of Faith Day by Day May 15, 2003
This vivid story of life in Germany during the worst part of its history is told by one who lived through it. Memories of that awful period in human history are fading fast as those who experienced it are dying. This page in human history should not be forgotten. The book is especially timely in the light of the war in Iraq. This is not a story of battles but of the day-to-day life of a Christian family during the time when Hitler and his minions ruled Germany. The Ziefle family held fast to their Christian faith in the face of danger and ridicule. The book recounts their walk of faith day by day. They suffered both physically and emotionally, especially during the five years Reinhold, the eldest son, was a prisoner of war despised for being part of Hitler's army. It is a reminder of how to live one's faith in the midst of opposition and threats. Sharing this family's experience is helpful in thinking about what is going on and will go on in Iraq as the people there learn to live with the effects of war. Georg and Maria Ziefle had four children, Reinhold. Kurt, Ruth, and Helmut. Both Reinhold and Kurt served in the German army. Ruth under took many daring adventures to care for the family and its needs. Georg was not forced into the army because of his work for the Red Cross and the fact that he was disabled from World War I. Maria and she narrowly escaped being forced into service of the German war machine. Their faith was tested many times but they all survived the war and lived productive lives after the war. Helmut, who wrote the account from his memories and with the help of his siblings, spent many years as a professor at Wheaton College.