Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BOOK REVIEW BY DENISE SPOONER - SALA,MORE THAN A SURVIVOR


5.0 out of 5 stars Sala - More Than a Survivor, May 20, 2011

By Denise Spooner - See all my reviews
This review is from: Denise Spooner

Sala More Than a Survivor (Paperback)

In Marsha Cook's most informative book, Sala - More Than a Survivor, you'll discover undeniable truth amongst the Holocaust that words alone cannot fully express. Based on a true story, Marsha discloses one event after another in a sensitive yet profound manner that joins your heart with Sala's during her most unforgettable journey.

The story unfolds during World War II ending in 1945, when a tenacious ten year old girl named Sala experiences the sudden loss of her parents and siblings, one by one, abruptly taken by Nazi's. She was strong-willed and hopeful through her most trying circumstances but with sheer determination and perseverance, Sala was reunited with her sister but not before suffering tremendous outcries unknown to most of us while fighting for her very life.

After reading the heartbreaking series of events Sala lived through, she has taught me surviving is useless without a purpose. Love and commitment were the glue that held every piece of Sala's shattered life together until the necessary healing and forgiveness were found. Treading this journey with Sala through vivid and blunt accounts retold by Marsha, a deeper thankfulness for life itself has been birthed within me. Upon realizing the extreme pain, utter humiliation and intense rejection experienced by those who have survived the Holocaust, I too have hope in any situation that God is with me and sees the bigger picture I have yet to envision.

This book will touch your heart, move your spirit as the unforgettable truth of the Holocaust is shared from a most respectable survivor herself, Salucia Lewis. Upon closing Sala's final pages, you will never be the same.