Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Zvi by Elwood McQuaid. For more than half a century, ZVI has endured as the best-selling book produced by the ministry of The Friends of Israel. Millions of people have been touched, inspired, and encouraged by this story of a World War II waif in Warsaw, Poland. As a year-old Jewish boy, Zvi was separated from his parents and forced to face the trials of survival in Adolph Hitler's crazed wo For more than half a century, ZVI has endured as the best-selling book produced by the ministry of The Friends of Israel.
As a year-old Jewish boy, Zvi was separated from his parents and forced to face the trials of survival in Adolph Hitler's crazed world. How he triumphed against all odds and found his way to Israel and faith in the Messiah is one of the greatest stories of our time. The whole story -- together at last and updated with new information that will thrill your heart. This is a book you will find difficult to lay down.
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Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph Over the Holocaust by Elwood McQuaid
A mind shaped by survival through continuous hardship and uNbearable losses bring realization that it is not his ability or skill that has repeatedly delivered him through impossible odds. He finds purpose, perseverance, patience, and Amazing story of a beautiful life. He finds purpose, perseverance, patience, and compassion and lives his later years sharing he invitation to lasting peace regardless of circumstances. Jul 08, Lela rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of my favorite books of all time. I prefer nonfiction and biographies.
This book was spellbinding, esp. You won't be disappointed! Zvi is the biography of a man that is a survivor of the Holocaust. The War found him and his family in in Warsaw at the age of Although he is Jewish he has the coloring to pass as German so his mom decides it might help him survive by dropping him off at an orphanage.
While he is at the orphanage his family and the rest of his Jewish neighbors are rounded up and sent to "live" in the ghettos. In less than five months , people of the Jewish faith from Warsaw will be killed. Quote fr Zvi is the biography of a man that is a survivor of the Holocaust. Quote from Chapter Five. By mid-July, , Heinrick Himmler, who was in charge of implementing Hitler's Final Solution, decided that the tenacious Jews in Warsaw were not starving to death fast enough to suit his timetable.
Consequently, he issued a directive ordering the massive "resettlement" of ghetto Jews. By year's end, approximately three hundred ten thousand Jewish people had been "resettled" in the gas chambers of Treblinka, in preparation for "processing" their remains into fertilizer, soap, hair mattresses and other ghoulish products created by the Third Reich masterminds. Only sixty thousand remained in the ghetto in the beginning of Dec 20, Marja Verschoor-Meijers rated it really liked it.
This is probably not the kind of book you "really like" Although not eloquently written, the book is so full of facts and unbelievable events that you keep reading. It gives a lot of information on Jewish history, on the establishment of Israel and on military happenings over the years. A very interesting read. A must read for those who wish t This is probably not the kind of book you "really like" A must read for those who wish to understand why it is so difficult for Jewish people to believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah! View all 5 comments.
Aug 29, Teresa rated it it was amazing. Writers of fiction would feel that a character such as Zvi would be stretching miracles too far. Surely, "indestructible" Jews did not exist during the Holocaust.
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As a young boy he survived, and as a man, he went on to work forty years defusing Arab mine fields! Later, after his soldier days, a miraculous recovery stunned physicians. He was not suppose to return to normal after being artificially resuscitated. Zvi's Creator writes factual, unbelievable biographies and laughs at impossibilities!
Interviews with him currently can be heard each week on Jerusalem Post Radio. McQuaid is the author of numerous books, including ZVI: Product details File Size: July 4, Publication Date: July 4, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review.
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I will start by saying that I am generally a slow reader and sometimes don't finish books. This book was so good that I was captivated and moved by this true story that I finished it in record time for me, that is.
Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph Over the Holocaust
The real miracle is the working of God. In the face of so much adversity Zvi, Jewish by birth, became a true believer and witness for God. He was a real inspiration and affected the lives of so many around him with God on his side. Zvi not his birth name lost everything and had to struggle and survive against all odds. He finally makes it to the new established state of Israel only to face more adversity from his own people even while he fought for his country as he became a strong Christian witness.
His testimony will inspire and uplift any Christian with whatever life's problems to develop a stronger relationship with God, to understand that God has a plan and purpose, and to be a true witness for Him. This is a heartbreaking but still fascinating and somehow uplifting tale of a young Jewish boy who survived the Holocaust all alone, by his own wits.
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After finally escaping the hell in Europe and making it almost all the way to British "Palestine" by ship, he and his fellow refugee shipmates are interned on Cyprus. But the story does not end there. It goes on over the next five decades, as he finds a job, marries, and continues to be called into service in the Israeli army. His incredible skill and brave dedication as a sapper in the Israeli army through the course of 5 wars earns him respect and friendship.
But there is a shocking twist to the story. This man, a Jew, an Israeli citizen, a trusted Israeli soldier, had been irreligious as a youth. He'd never studied Hebrew. Dumped on the shores of the struggling state as a teenager, he largely teaches himself Hebrew, using a classic text, the Hebrew Bible. How this affects his world-view, his marriage, his children, his neighbors, is a story unto itself. This is one of the most riveting and jolting books I have ever read.
Zvi Kalisher was chosen of God to bring a strong message of redemption and faith. The life of a boy in the This is not a novel, but it almost sounds like one. But his common sense and quick-thinking preserved him. His experiences in trying to reach Israel are frustrating, but he finally makes it and later becomes a Christian. His training in the military stood him in good stead for many, many years.
This is a wonderfully-written biography of a truly remarkable man. I had read a barrage of Elwood McQuaid's editorials and articles in his magazine, Israel My Glory, but I never had the slightest idea that he has such a superlative gift for telling a story. In short, McQuaid make's Zvi's life really come to life.
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To write a biography so that it becomes a book you can't put down takes real skill, and McQuaid has all the requisites of such skill, and then some. The other thing that struck me about the book, besides the incredible life of Zvi himself, was the faithfulness of Jesus Christ in teaching his servant virtually one-on-one directly by the Holy Spirit and the written word, so that Zvi's testimony is one of true experience, not just some rote doctrine he learned in church or religion. I can't recommend this book enough, not only to believers, but to unbelievers and atheists as well, as nobody with a pulse can help but being inspired by it.
One person found this helpful. I knew of Zvi from his magazine column and always assumed he had been sheltered by "Righteous Gentile" Christians during the Holocaust and came to faith because of them. I couldn't have been more wrong. He had the worst kind of abrupt end to his childhood and survived without a concentration camp experience by keeping his head down and using his wits. His parents agreed to send him to an orphanage, hoping he would survive. He was, in fact, the only member of his family who did survive the Holocaust, but the orphanage closed not long after he was taken there.
After searching for his family and finding no trace of them when the war ended, he took the opportunity to try to go to Israel.