The Light That Shines Forever: The True Story and Remarkable Rescue of 669 Children on the Eve of World War II (Hardcover)

The Light That Shines Forever: The True Story and Remarkable Rescue of 669 Children on the Eve of World War II By David Warner, David Warner (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Light That Shines Forever: The True Story and Remarkable Rescue of 669 Children on the Eve of World War II (Hardcover)

By David Warner, David Warner (Illustrator)

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In 1938, Nicky Winton, a young London stockbroker, traveled to Prague. Momentous changes were happening in Europe and Nicky wanted to experience them for himself. But he was unprepared for what he saw.

Nazi armies had invaded Czech borderlands and Jewish families, among others, had taken refuge in the capital city. When Nicky visited them in squalid tent cities in the bitter cold, with little food and fewer provisions, he wept. This was far worse than he imagined, especially for the children. Haunted by the specter of horrors to come, he asked himself: What could be done to protect the children now, before it was too late?

Immediately an answer emerged: Get them as far away from the war as possible. Parents would never be granted visas to leave the country, but what about their families? Foreign governments would have to be petitioned, funds raised, and foster parents found. It was daunting to even imagine it. Yet, as Nicky would say throughout his life, "If it's not impossible, there must be a way to do it." And there was. Fifty years later, when Nicky's service finally came to light, hundreds of rescued people and thousands of their posterity gave thanks for the man who saved their lives.

In a world where people of all ages yearn to make a difference, this is the inspirational account of one young man who actually did, before the war and throughout his life. It's also a powerful invitation to experience the infinite reach of service for ourselves, for when doing good goes beyond a checklist and becomes a way of being, the light we share shines forever.

Readers may watch a performance of this story by The Tabernacle Choir with narration by Sir David Suchet at TabChoir.org/LightShinesForever.
David T. Warner is the author of ten books and numerous film, television, and live productions, including commemorative and holiday programs aired on PBS stations since 1993. A frequent collaborator with Mack Wilberg, music director of The Tabernacle Choir, Warner has had texts regularly published by Oxford University Press for over two decades which include "O Light of Life," The Prodigal, and Cloud of Witnesses. In addition to his work as a director of film, television, theater, and opera, Warner often oversees the design elements of his productions, providing renderings that inspire and guide collaboration among his fellow team members. The illustrations in this book offer readers a look at the visual sensibilities that have been expressed in warner's work for decades, including the Christmas concerts of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. About The Tabernacle Choir For over a century, The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has offered its uplifting music through concerts, recordings, and broadcasts all aimed at helping listeners feel closer to the divine and emulate the teachings of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Together with its companion ensemble, the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Choir spreads music across the world on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, and through social media. For more, see TabChoir.org/connect.
Product Details ISBN: 9781639931392
ISBN-10: 1639931392
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English