01 Jun Night | Elie Wiesel
2019: Book #17
“They used babies for target practice.”
That’s an unforgettable line from Elie Wiesel’s Night.
Wiesel was a prisoner held in a Nazi concentration camp. This book is his personal history of being there. Prepare your heart. This book will rip it to shreds. Even so, everyone needs to know this story.
It’s a story of endurance, doubt, grief, hope and deliverance. Readers need to be reminded of the struggles of others so we can put our own into context. Wiesel’s story is a microcosm of our lives. We may not face the magnitude of struggle and grief that he did, but we will face adversity of some kind in our lifetimes.
The book is a reminder of the resiliency of the human spirit and our desire to live and thrive. It is quite possibly the most impactful book I’ve ever read outside of the Bible.
Read this book. It’s a must.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
That’s book #17 for 2019.
35 more to go.
Remember, all leaders are readers.
If you want to be a better leader…be a reader.