What I’m Reading: Shadow of His Hand

I was on Hoopla and saw a book that looked interesting, Shadow of His Hand by Wendy Lawton.


I was looking on my phone.  I didn’t see the small print. So I didn’t see that this was a “Daughters of the Faith Series”.

I’m not against Christian fiction but I don’t like to feel like I’m being given a sermon.  I like a wholesome base but not time and time of scripture reference.

I also didn’t realize this was juvenile fiction.  I used to read a lot of juvenile fiction but have since moved away from it.

Here’s what Amazon had to say:Young Anita Dittman’s world crumbles as Hitler begins his rise to power in Germany, but because she’s a Christian and only half-Jewish, Anita feels sure she and her family are safe from the “final solution.” She couldn’t have been more wrong.

Shadow of His Hand is an inspirational young adult historical fiction book based on the real-life story of Anita Dittman, a Holocaust survivor. It follows her struggle against Nazi persecution and her growth in her relationship with God through the worst of times.”

Amazon readers give it 4.6 stars.  I’m totally not there.  This was a little too much scripture for me.  Not terrible but I wouldn’t recommend the book for adults.

One thought on “What I’m Reading: Shadow of His Hand

  1. Joyce

    I heard her speak in person once, it was phenomenal!! What she went through was so awful. Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the book. I have not read it, but she was sure enjoyable.

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