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A woman for our times,
This review is from: Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed (Paperback)
Etty Hillesum, an ordinary woman, troubled, yet seeking and searching, makes sense of the message "unless the grain of wheat die itself remains alone, but if it dies it brings forth LIFE," new life reaching out to eternity. Etty inspires, Etty draws forth the best in me, in us. Our troubled world needs this message as we try to live a better balance between the OUTER and the INNER in a world dominated by the OUTER to, at times, a destructive degree. As World War 1 ended, as we contemplated the wanton destruction of cities, as we tried to count our dead, those millions of the youth of the world, we vowed: NEVER AGAIN. What did we learn? Will we ever learn? Etty's story inspires, gives hope, awakens gratitude in our hearts, and each of us, in our own small way can try to "act as a balm for all wounds."