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From My Self To My Savior Review by Nancy Wagner

By: Ellen Myers
The Providence Project
Whitewater, Kansas 67154

This is an autobiographical book by a lady who grew up in and lived through the anti-Semitic times in the heart of Germany itself. Her mother was Jewish and her father anti-Nazi and a strong Christian.

They managed to avoid arrest and the concentration camps and Ms. Myers provides a quite interesting look into the realities of everyday life hiding in plain sight. Included are over 50 photographs and documents proving her story. But most important, along with that life of tension, stress, and danger came turning away from God for Ellen. Still living in Kansas at the time of this publishing in 2004, Mrs. Myers wrote this book in installments to her children over about 25 years. It was their idea to put these "installments" into book form, editing to ensure a smooth transition from chapter to chapter.

Mrs. Myers also chronicles her eventual return to God and now, even in her early 80s, is a speaker for Voice of the Martyrs in churches, schools, and civic meetings. This is a very interesting book. The writing is very descriptive of her life growing up and surviving during the war from a child and teen's viewpoint. She was a child gifted with the ability to learn languages, which helped her immensely in her survival and shaping the rest of her life. I would recommend this book for teens and adults interested in life in Nazi Germany.

-- Product Review by: Nancy Wagner, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine