26 October, 2014

Review: Thief of Glory

Book Title:
Thief of Glory - A Novel
Author Name(s):
Sigmund Brouwer
Fiction - Christian - Historical
Additional Details:
Released: August 19th, 2014
Trade Paperback
336 Pages
$14.99 (USD)

I thought I was pretty well educated on WW2, but now I see that I wasn't. The Pacific Theater and the actions of the Japanese Army against the Dutch citizens of Indonesia was horrific. 

Thief of Glory addresses the story of one young man and his trials and travail from 1941, right after the attack on Pearl Harbor till his adulthood in the United States after the war. The chase of a marble will lead him from the prison camps of Malaysia to the halls of Congress.  

He survived atrocities, deaths of family members and yet clung to one abiding hope: The goodness of God. He never let his faith in God desert him, nor did God. 

It was riveting, scandalous, heartbreaking and redeeming book to read. I reccomend it to anyone who's interested in more than known history of the Pacific Theater, the hidden one where women and children were forced to make decisions which would impact them long after their incarceration. 

I received this book free from Blogging for Books for review. 

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