Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Book Review: Mission at Nuremberg by Tim Townsend


A different type of book for you today Bookaholics. I will let the review speak for itself.

Mission at Nuremberg covers an aspect of war which is rarely discussed or even considered. The spiritual needs of War Criminals. It tells the story of Henry Gerecke an incredible man of faith who was called to do a job no one would envy. This was ministering to the the Nazi War Criminals who were waiting for execution. Henry could have turned the post down but he wanted to be obedient to the calling of f God. Many may query how he could do this job, but he did what God asked of him and reached out to these men. These men were men who were close to Hitler, including Hermann Goering.

This is not an easy read. There are a lot of facts and Christianity is discussed extensively. I found this to be a necessary part of the narrative, as the book would not be complete without it. To understand how Gerecke could do such a job, one first needs to understand his faith. Townsend does a good job of discussing this in a way which supports the book and yet allows for questioning.

This is a book which I feel all Christians would want to read. In fact many non-Christians may want to read it. It is difficult to say enjoy, but they would certainly find they would engage with it on a number of levels. Tim Townsend has certainly done Gerecke and his task justice. The book is eminently readable and one can follow the narrative and the discussions easily. It is a book which I would highly recommend.

As I say, a different book today bookaholics. However, I always promised you an eclectic reading experience. You can buy the book by clicking on the links below. 


I was given a copy of this book from the publishers for review purposes. I was not, at any point, asked to provide a positive review. My review is based on my reading of the book. 

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