Title of Story: “ The Spirit of Hope “
Written by: Charles Herchert
Biography: A Family’s Triumph over a Storm of Evil!
Meticulously researched and written by Charles Herchert, ‘The Spirit of Hope: A family triumph over a storm of evil’ tells the poignant and uplifting story of the author’s German father. Shot down in Africa and taken prisoner in the United States and later returned to the United States with this family to the country of his incarceration, to escape the tyranny of his home land and afford his family a new life.
In a fast-paced courageous account where truth is more powerful than fiction, Charles Herchert retraces the perilous journey of his family in Germany during World War II. This is the true story of a family whose lives were turned upside down with uncertainty as they struggled to survive each passing day during a dark, despairing time of utter chaos. It is the heroic account of hope and a father’s determination to find his way back home from a treacherous abyss. The Spirit of Hope is a tribute to God’s amazing grace.
“You’d think that someone would be totally opposed to upping sticks and starting a new life in a country where they were held as a Prisoner of War, but the truth is that my father experienced nothing but respect and dignity from the American guards, a testament to this great nation.”
Continuing, “He was always a bold advocate for change and, when the War ended and society in Germany was somewhat stagnant, he decided we should build our lives from the ground up in a place where freedom and opportunity had a real definition. Almost seventy years later, look how far we have come. We literally wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my father’s tenacity and the grace of God.”
‘The Spirit of Hope: Published by Xulon Press, available on: www.amazon.com by: Charles Herchert, – www.barnsandnoble.com by Charles Herchert