Surely Goodness and Mercy Followed Me: The Pilgrimage of Peter Penner from Stalin's Russia and Hitler's Germany to Canada, the "Porch of Heaven"
"Imaging losing your own beloved father as a boy during Stalin's purges in Russia, and then as a pacifist Mennonite being forced into the Hitler Youth in Germany, before immigrating to years of poverty hoeing sugar beets in Alberta--would you have been able to persist in God's strength to become a pastor and teacher? Peter Penner did, and that's only part of his story. Based on tape recordings with a grandson just before Peter's passing, and then penned by an appointed granddaughter-in-law (as well as a couple published tribute articles at the time of his death), this a story of brokenness and redemption. But more than that, it is tribute to the God Peter came to trust amidst his perils, a God who became an experiential presence that lasted a lifetime."--Page 4 of cover.