Book Review: The Choice: Embrace the Possible

No Half Measures

When I read one book, the suggestions within my Kindle ap follow that genre. Some time ago, I’d downloaded the book, “The Choice: Embrace the Impossible” by Dr. Edith Egar, a survivor of the Holocaust. To say that I sobbed through much of the book is an understatement. While living with terminal cancer isn’t the same as surviving such a horrific event like the Holocaust, one of the threads throughout the book is the idea that trauma is trauma.

While the author is the first person who could pull out her experience to shame those around her who were struggling with perhaps, the color of a specially ordered car; she extends grace and compassion to others, something I’ve seen many other survivors of trauma do. There is something about understanding suffering that allows a person to often literally embody compassion to others. Case in point, Dr. Egar became a…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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