The Angel of Bastogne

The Angel of Bastogne

A Novel

Book - 2005
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A young reporter's assignment to write a Christmas story takes him back to World War II, providing a glimpse at "the greatest generation" and renewing his faith in mankind.

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A cynical reporter investigates a mysterious Christmas Eve tradition of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and discovers that it dates back to a promise a World War II soldier made to a child during the siege of Bastogne. 35,000 first printing.

B & H Pub Group
In the tradition of It's a Wonderful Life and John Grisham's Skipping Christmas…Newspaper reporter Ben Raines is a full-fledged cynic trying to bypass what he feels is the least wonderful time of the year-Christmas. But his plan to escape on a dream vacation overseas is foiled when the boss assigns him to write the annual front-page holiday story.With a humbug twist, Ben chooses to investigate a World War II legend involving his own father that will expose the fallacies of religion and everything related to December 25th.Willy Raines fought in the Battle of the Bulge at Bastogne during Christmas 1944 and-to Ben's embarrassment-believes a real angel saved the lives of every man in the 101st Airborne unit.Some angel that was. Life was never easy for Willy after the war, and he was far from heroic in his son's eyes. Ben sets out to find other veterans who witnessed the angel of Bastogne, sure to return empty-handed. Instead, he comes home with a heart that is overflowing.

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Broadman & Holman Publishers, c2005
ISBN: 9780805432916
Branch Call Number: FIC MOR
Characteristics: 156 p. ;,19 cm.


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Mar 30, 2018

The PBS docu by Martin King of the same subject covers two of the nurses caught in the horrific battle. I don't know if this is the same - doubt it, but the story is a huge impact on just how far some/few people will go. These two nurses & one doctor demonstrate the best of humanity, selfless. Colorblind.

Oct 21, 2010

Everyone should read this book. i found it to be very interesting and true to how Jesus would live if He were here on earth.

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