The Shadow of His Wings

The Shadow of His Wings

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by Fr. Gereon Goldmann
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000703106
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
108,640
File size:
4 MB

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The Shadow of His Wings 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No review can do justice to this book. My mother bought it years ago, lent it to my grandfather. It became his favorite book. Years later i found and read it. Couldn't put it down. It is now my favorite book. Gripping , real, inspiring. I am extatic that i can have it as an ebook for it is hard to find in hard or soft copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
moving, inspirational, shows how a strong faith in God can get you through anything
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The true story of a Franciscan seminarian who is drafted against his will to serve in the SS. He gives an example of heroic virtue, unconditional love and integrity
iamhewhoisnot More than 1 year ago
This is the amazing story of a German Franciscan on his way to priesthood when WWII broke out and he was forced to fight for the Germans, before being ordained a priest. The story and bravery of this young German is remarkable. As an American Catholic (of German descent)it was interesting to hear the perspective of what it was like to be a German Catholic, in the Nazi army describing his story of what it was like to be fighting the Americans. He eventually convinced the Pope to ordain him even though he hadn't finished his studies, in order that he could give last rites to dying Nazis soldiers. It really opened my eyes to the true Universality of the One Catholic Church, and how the Pope is the Pope of all Catholics and all people, even ones of warring nations. What a Diplomat, and heavy cross the Holy Father must bear. Fr. Goldmann's story will inspire you, keep you up late at night, flipping the pages as you read this real life story about a courageous and brave Catholic Priest in the German Army, who made it all the way to the SS without ever killing a person, risking his life to his Higher Calling, serving God. This book is so good you forget that it is even an Autobiography at times. It reads fast like a novel, you won't want to put it down. I would Highly Recommend this to anyone Christian or not. You will not be disappointed and may find yourself inspired.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the story makes you think about how much you believe. gives a sort of inner strength and the knowledge that in the midst of all tragedy, one is never alone.
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