Stunning new historical account of Hitler's closest male advisor and a brave Hollander woman whose daring faith compels her to hide Jews in a secret room. With years of research into the diaries of the protagonists, Charles Causey's new moral thriller exposes chilling secrets of the Nazi's during the final weeks of the war and chronicles one Christian woman's journey to a death camp for resisting the Gestapo in Holland. Though the book reads like fiction and has been reviewed as riveting, all characters exists in history, their words are their own, and every person is in the right place at the right time. It stands alone in a genre between biography and historical fiction. A haunting tale of horror and courage "The Lion and the Lamb" begins with a mysterious plane crash which catapults architect Albert Speer into Adolf Hitler's inner circle of calculating men like Himmler, Goebbels and the unstable Hermann Göring. After a botched assassination attempt reveals Speer's name in an SS investigation, he falls under Hitler's suspicion for disloyalty. Meanwhile, Corrie ten Boom decides to risk her own safety and hide hundreds of Jews, for which she suffers greatly. Despite her final transport to Ravensbruck concentration camp, Corrie exudes hope in the midst of her wicked surroundings. Written with permission and collaboration with the Corrie ten Boom Museum and Foundation in Holland, including a foreword provided by the museum director.
Causey, an army chaplain in Washington, D.C., weaves the true stories of Corrie ten Boom and Arthur Speer into a riveting fictional narrative. Ten Boom lives in Holland and hides Jews behind a false wall in her family home during the German occupation. Eventually, she is caught and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp. Speer, a German architect, becomes Adolf Hitler’s minister of armaments. As the war rages on, Speer feels conflicted about his work and begins to question his devotion to his führer. The Christian faith is part of both of their lives, yet “Corrie’s faith was a fountain and the message of her life. Speer’s faith seldom trickled out,” Causey notes in the postscript. Through the stories of how each understands their actions in terms of faith, readers are invited to consider how Christianity can influence decision making—particularly decisions made during dire ethical circumstances. Even those familiar with the history of ten Boom and Speer will find Causey’s unique approach worth reading. (BookLife)