Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Girl From the Train - Irma Joubert

A Girl From the Train – Irma Joubert

            When I started reading this book I didn’t know if I would really like it.  I couldn’t figure out if I liked the subject.  I just didn’t know.  These thoughts changed though…be assured!
            This is the story about a little girl who loses all she has…all she knows…during World War II.  She has terrible things happen in her life, but she has someone who truly looks out for her best interests.
            Long story short she ends up in South Africa.  She ends up with yet another new name.  She is truly adopted by a loving family.
            This story spans at least 14 years.  
            There were many thought provoking lines, but here are a couple that really stuck out to me:
-                    "It's not just a story, Grietjie, it's the truth. Just remember, when you suffer and feel the heat of the flames, that's when God is there. He watches carefully, until He can see His own image in you. He'll never leave you in the flames too long."
-                    “I kept thinking small.  I thought closer, not wider, and especially not backward.”
-                    “Some people stress the punishment of a jealous God, who will visit the sins of the fathers on the third and fourth generations of those who hate Him.  They live in fear of the Almighty God.” ---- “But I believe in a loving God, who, through grae, forgives us when we ask for forgiveness.”

What a GREAT book!  I highly recommend it! 

** I was given this book in exchange for my honest review!**

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