I Loved a Girl Author:Compiled by Walter Trobisch Is the long, hard struggle for integrity and idealism really possible, and is it worthwhile? This is the question that the Christian is continually having to ask himself--in Africa, in Europe, in America. And it is a question that merely happens as the present time to find its focus in the area of sexual behavior. It applies equally to every ... more »aspect of the life of man where the way of Christ challenges the convenient compromises that human nature has made with primitive impulse and practical convenience. How much personal struggle and sacrifice can we be expected to undergo in quest of such lofty ideas as integrity, love, unselfishness and justice?
With all these questions, and with others, Pastor Trobisch manfully grapples, as the story of Francois and Cecile unfolds and the drama of their love is played out against the kaleidoscopic brackground of African cultural change. We move with them through the gamut of their widely alternating moods--gratitude and anger, faith and doubt, hope and despair. Above the stage, on one side, hovers the dark, demonic figure of Monsieur Henri; on the other that of the pastor, like a guardian angel. The state is life itself, and the powers are good and evil. It is the eternal drama that is being played out; and the players are not just an African boy and girl, but the human race, whose representatives could just as well be any of us."