Thursday, December 20, 2007

Time For an Ignatius Book

The winner of Thomas Finds a Treasure is:

Deborah of TN

Congratulations Deborah!!! I'll be speaking in Memphis in 2008 -- maybe I'll get to meet you!

Today's book is from Ignatius Press, publisher of the now out-of-print A Catholic Homeschool Treasury, my first book and predecessor to The Catholic Homeschool Companion.

Anyway, today's giveaway is a copy of The Shadow of His Wings: The True Story of Fr. Geron Goldmann, OFM. This book is featured in For the Love of Literature in the history section under World War II. I was really moved by this book and highly recommend it for high school students and adults.

From the publisher:

We had to do it. We had to reprint this book. Rarely has a book had such an impact on so many of us here at Ignatius Press. It is one of the most powerful and moving books we have come across. If you can only buy one book this season, this must be the one.

Here is the astonishing true story of the harrowing experiences of a young German seminarian drafted into Hitler's dreaded SS at the onset of World War II. Without betraying his Christian ideals, against all odds, and in the face of Evil, Gereon Goldmann was able to complete his priestly training, be ordained, and secretly minister to German Catholic soldiers and innocent civilian victims caught up in the horrors of war. How it all came to pass will astound you.

Father Goldmann tells of his own incredible experiences of the trials of war, his many escapes from almost certain death, and the diabolical persecution that he and his fellow Catholic soldiers encountered on account of their faith. What emerges is an extraordinary witness to the workings of Divine Providence and the undying power of love, prayer, faith, and sacrifice. Illustrated.

This book is also available on CD for purchase.


Entering the daily drawing is easy. Just send an email to me HERE (RWitt1776 at aol dot com) before 5:00 AM Eastern Time tomorrow morning. Make sure to include your name and address in the body of the email.

1 comment:

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Sent ya an email. I also added you to my feed reader so I can catch any future giveaways to add them to my daily contest roundups. That should bring you a few more visitors. :D