While Mortals Sleep
By Jack Cavanaugh
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Published: Aug. 02, 2012
Words: 102,622 (approximate)
Book 1 of the Songs in the Night trilogy. Concerned over the godless influence the Third Reich is having on the youth of his church, pastor Joseph Schumacher risks speaking out, knowing there will be consequences. And when his hearing-impaired newborn daughter is taken from him to the experimental gas chambers in Hadamar, he devises a plan to rescue her.
Book 1 of the Songs in the Night trilogy. Enter the world of Nazi Germany. The story begins with a soul-searching pastor who sees the youth of his church abandoning everything they’ve been taught, swayed by Hitler’s youth movement. Some pastors have preached against Hitler, only to be arrested and shipped to labor camps. It’s one thing to speak up if it means his own personal suffering, but to take a stand against the Nazis now will endanger not only him, but his wife and unborn child.
But when Hitler begins testing gas chambers using the disabled infants of his own country, and when the pastor's newborn daughter is taken from him for having a hearing defect, the dye is cast. Pastor Josef Schumacher can no longer stand idly by. He undertakes a daring rescue mission on a gassing facility in Hadamar and enters the underground world of resistance to the Third Reich. This thrilling story of faith and courage is based on true events.
world war ii
, nazi germany
, christian history
, faith in action
, resistance movement
, nazi atrocities
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