But Not Forsaken Author:Helen Good Brenneman But Not Forsaken is an unforgettable story based on the author's experience in Gronan, Germany, following the last war, and on the accounts of the refugees who made the long, arduous trek to the refugee camp there. A gripping drama of extremes, with the pendulum swinging from the fear and frenzy, dread, poverty, and heartache of war on one side ... more »to the the love and life, peace, comfort, and miracles of God on the other.
Maria and Hans Penner, Mennonite refugees from the Russian Ukraine, forge ever west with their family, west to freedom! In east Germany the Communists tragically separate Maria and Hans Penner. Each fears the other lost, slain. Hoping against hope, each continues westward.
But Not Forsaken graphically portrays the effects of war on the hearts of men, the bountiful blessings of the free, the faithfulness and love of God. The Penners' fight for life, for faith, for freedom is both daring and dangerous as they trudge west "from one oasis of friendship to another through the vast desert of their hopeless existence." This is But Not Forsaken, a gripping story that gains momentum with every page, a story of trials, treachery, torture, tragedy and triumph, of a struggle for food, freedom and faith -- a challenging report of a family persecuted -- but not forsaken.« less