My friend, Laura, stopped by and quickly dropped off a thank you note and a book I am very excited to read!
All for the Love of Mothers: Memoirs of a Catholic Midwife, by Lisbeth Burger.
The back of the dust jacket says:
The author lived as a midwife in Catholic Germany before, during and after World War II. She had a key insight into the intimate lives of a generation being revolutionized, and the reality that her experiences are priceless in understanding modern man.
The primary interest of ths work is not historicial, it is educational and moral. It contains dozens of short stories of personal, first hand experiences from the author’s lfe regarding courtship, marriage, and raising children.
This book of experience will have the advantage of spurring on parents to prepare their children for the great lessons of life, and of giving to these same young people living examples to illustrate these lessons, hopefully sparing them the cost of irreversible consequences.
Easy to read and immediately captivating, you might read this book faster than any other you’ve read, and yet, you may just as easily read little bits of it between long intervals. In any case, may at least the great lesson remain: namely that mankind can, and will only, be happy on this earth as long as he faithfully respects the order established by his Divine Creator and His most precious natural gift, Human Life.
Thank you, very much, Laura. I am really grateful for your generous gift and I can’t wait to read it.
Oh, I wanted to mention that that is one of those books with beautiful paper and one of those great covers that you just want to rub on your face! If the inside is as good as the outside (I suspect it is!) then I’m in for a real treat!