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"Make me beautiful." That's what Marci wants from the old woman, not "inner beauty", but real, physical attractiveness to save her from being a teenage outcast. The woman offers a gift in the form of a story, a strange tale from 1940s Bosnia about a group of soldiers who terrorize a town of women and children, brutalize their priest, and murder a child. Somehow, in the midst of the horror, a window opens to another reality, a world of impossible beauty, infectious music, irresistible laughter, and a vision that somehow changes everything. By the time the story ends, Marci hears the heavenly music herself. So will you. Once you hear this unforgettable story, you'll never be the same.
©2005 Ted Dekker; (P)2005 West Bow Press. A Division of Thomas Nelson Publishers.
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By Jakob on 03-01-08

Story great, narration not so much

This is a tragic and gruesome story that is beautifully written and ultimately inspirational. It is about love of Christ and the discovery of beauty in the world. The author does a great job of showing the brutality of war and and the complexity of personal sacrifice. My only complaint is that the narrator mispronounces almost all of the Bosnian and Serbian names and also does not have a very good accent when narrating the voices. It would be much better to have a narrator who knows how to say the names of these characters and places, as they are actually pronounced, not through an American approximation.

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By t. Wayne Williams on 07-24-15

Make you think

Great book loved every minute of it! Makes you wonder how strong your faith and love is for Christ and how you would act in that situation.

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By Genevieve Walker on 11-18-16


While not a pleasant story it id's profound. listen to hear the message that is specifically for you.

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