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Bethlehem Books The Winged Watchman, Living History Library

This acclaimed story of World War II is rich in suspense, characterization, plot and spiritual truth. Every element of occupied Holland is united in a story of courage and hope: a hidden Jewish child, an "underdiver," a downed RAF pilot, an imaginative, daring underground hero, and the small things of family life which surprisingly carry on in the midst of oppression. The Verhagen family who live in the old windmill called the Winged Watchman are a memorable set of individuals whose lives powerfully demonstrate the resilience of those who suffer but do not lose faith. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
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Customer Reviews for The Winged Watchman, Living History Library
Review 1 for The Winged Watchman, Living History Library
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Beautiful Story!

Date:January 20, 2013
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Carrie Turansky
Location:New Jersey
Age:55-65
Gender:female
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We read this book aloud as a family and loved it! It is one of our all time favorites and we enjoyed the many fine examples of faith put into practice during WW2. Beautiful!
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Review 2 for The Winged Watchman, Living History Library
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2 out of 5
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perfect read .... for an RC family

Date:December 26, 2012
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Yvette
Location:South Pacific
Age:35-44
Gender:female
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Bethlehem books seem to (?) print quite a few Catholic based titles - I'll be reading the reviews & excerpts here more intently before I purchase any more of their books.
We were not in the mind frame to have to navigate through a book endowed with the Catholic faith, hence the two stars, we just wanted to read a story about events in Holland in WWII - we read aloud God's Smuggler instead.
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Review 3 for The Winged Watchman, Living History Library
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Date:June 2, 2009
An excellent story based on a real family who operated a windmill in occupied Holland during WWII. The family display courage, faith, and flexibility in a dangerous situation. I was quite surprised at the nasty review already turned in on this book; the family is not Roman Catholic, simply not American Protestant. I work at an international school for missionary children, and no parent ever had a complaint about the book.
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Review 4 for The Winged Watchman, Living History Library
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Date:December 30, 2008
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Angela Roberts
I was disappointed in the strong Catholic presentation. The Lord's name in taken in vain in the introduction. In the first two chapters there is mention of ghosts, hail Mary, infant baptism and rosary. Not suitable for my nine year old son.
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