It was thrilling to run through the deserted streets, the wind numbing our ears and tossing our hair about in untidy waves. I glanced quickly at Mother to see how she was holding up. Her face was radiant and her eyes shone. “Girls!” Mother cried. “Stop!” We all stopped, breathlessly looking at Mother. “The bombs will not fall in our part of the city tonight.” She began walking slowly, still holding my sisters’ hands as she explained, “They will fall over there, and there, and there.” She pointed to three distinct areas. After the raid was over, we went to the roof of our apartment building. On the ground beneath us, just where Mother said there would be, were three big fires burning, marking the places where the bombs had fallen.
This tender, true account of a German LDS Family, reminiscent of Corrie Ten Boom's classic The Hiding Place, offers many evidences of the Lord's hand in our lives.
I have read this book several times and will continue to reread it in the future. Every time I read it my heart is touched. I have purchased copies of this book to give to all my children and grandchildren. As you read the experiences of the HIlbert family your heart will be touched by their faith and their testimony of the power of prayer. Our family had the privilege of knowing Karola and some of her children. She was a lady that continued to show the same commitment to the gospel and testimony of God's hand in each of our lives, that she had learned through the example of her parents. Reading this book will be a blessing to you!
This is an amazing story that everyone should read. The power of faith in situations where faith is the only hope is was what stood out the most for me in this book. What this family went through was unimaginable but they had the Lord on their side and that was all they needed.