No Place to Lay One's Head

Author: Françoise Frenkel

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 178227412X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

View: 8623


The unforgettable story of one woman's struggle to survive persecution in wartime France ‘I loved my bookstore the way a woman loves, that is to say, truly’ In 1921, Françoise Frenkel – a Jewish woman from Poland – opens Berlin’s very first French bookshop. It is a dream come true. The bookshop attracts artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets – even the French ambassador himself. It brings Françoise peace, friendship and prosperity. Then one summer’s day in 1939, the dream ends. It ends after Kristallnacht, when Jewish shops and businesses are smashed to pieces. It ends when no one protests. So, just weeks before the war breaks out, Françoise flees to France. In Paris, on the wireless and in the newspapers, horror has made itself at home. When the city is bombed, Françoise seeks refuge in Nice, which is awash with refugees and terrible suffering. Children are torn from their parents; mothers throw themselves under buses. Horrified by what she sees, Françoise goes into hiding. She survives only because strangers risk their lives to protect her. Unfolding in Berlin, Paris and against the romantic landscapes of southern France, No Place to Lay One’s Head is a heartbreaking tale of human cruelty and unending kindness; of a woman whose lust for life refuses to leave her, even in her darkest hours. Very little is known about the life of Françoise Frenkel. She was born in Poland in 1889 and later studied and lived in Paris; in 1921 she set up the first French-language bookshop in Berlin with her husband. In 1939, she returned to Paris, and after the German invasion the following year fled south to Nice. After several years in hiding, she made a desperate attempt to cross the border to Switzerland. Frenkel died in Nice in 1975. Her memoir, originally published in Geneva in 1945, was rediscovered in a flea market in 2010, republished in the original French and is now being translated and published in numerous languages for the first time.

Across Thibet

Author: Gabriel Bonvalot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 446

View: 1077


A Place to Lay My Head

Author: Joe A. Moreland

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1105337200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 3515


Although I have published more than 35 scientific and technical reports, this book is my first attempt at Creative Nonfiction writing. In the early days of my youth, my family lived a nomadic life style, taking possession of unattended shelter wherever we could find it. We lived in tents, crumbling log cabins, abandoned houses, a barn, a school bus, and even a chicken coop. This is the tale of my life during those years as my mother and father slowly (but somewhat reluctantly) lifted themselves out of the post-Depression era into contemporary society. I was 16 before we had a home of our own that had indoor plumbing, electricity, and a telephone. My brothers and I never minded the way we lived and, in fact, were quite happy with our way of life. If I have taken literary liberties in relating a few, otherwise mundane, incidents to spin a yarn, it was only to entertain, not to alter the facts of history. The anecdotes are real, even if the telling is a bit embellished at times.

The Wanderer or No Place to Rest Your Head

Author: Robert Cannon

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1633384411

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1813


The Wanderer or No Place to Rest Your Head is a story of several souls’ paths to “salvation/enlightenment,” told in the anecdotes of another soul’s final (tentative), earth-journey experience. It was written out of compassion for the suffering of all fellow beings with the hope of providing at least a modicum of comfort and happiness. But keep an open mind; it may not be what you expect. And please, don’t kill t

Where You Lay Your Head

Author: Jaclyn M. McVay

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557738172

Category: Fiction

Page: 347

View: 3224


Where You Lay Your Head by Jaclyn M. McVay

Colossians

Author: David J. Landegent

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512773301

Category: Religion

Page: 1016

View: 9111


Some people cant see the forest for the treesthey get so bogged down in details that they lose sight of what its all about. Others cant see the trees for the forestthey miss the wondrous details all around them. So why not look instead at both the forest and the trees? This commentary on Pauls letter to the Colossians guides you in doing just that. Even though we will be exploring ancient biblical cultures and learning plenty about the Greek language, no prior academic training is needed. Technical terms have been set aside. Instead, with everyday language we will discover the big picture and revel in the fine details of this stunning letter, amazed by how God is still speaking these same words today to contemporary personal and social challenges. We will not then be tourists rapidly zipping through Colossians as if on a monotonous interstate highway. Instead we will be hiking our way through this letter, step by step, phrase by phrase, finding joy in Gods truth and growing in our faith. Come and join the journey.

Punch

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 278

View: 1805


NIVAC Bundle 6: Gospels, Acts

Author: Michael J. Wilkins,David E. Garland,Darrell L. Bock,Gary M. Burge,Ajith Fernando

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 0310530075

Category: Religion

Page: 3584

View: 1650


The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today’' context. To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections: Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context. Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible. Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved. This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.