Two Liebert Family Stories of Survival, Life, and Death.

This week I’m blogging two excerpts from my book: Liebert Annals in Deutschland, Our Complete German History.The blogs are taken from the short stories: Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.And Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls. For info go to  http://sixdaycreation.com or find on Kindle/Amazon.com   

Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation is the story of how my twice Jewish aunt, survives the Holocaust as her gentile cousin Olga Quandt.  Twice Jewish because she was the daughter of and married to a Jew. It’s Berlin, Germany, the day after Kristallnacht.  Her uncles’ Jewelry store’s been looted and all 19 family members disappeared.  She knew she had to find a way to hide.  The “escape bag” of diamonds hidden under the store’s floorboards could let her become her dead cousin Olga because she died in Africa with no record of her death in Germany.

EXCERPT: Berlin, downtown, 11/12/1938 1:15 AM.  Rosemarie stopped at the corner and looked down the street toward her uncles Hans and Fritz’s Jewelry store.  As she expected the windows were broken and the glass and other remnants of the previous night’s looting were still on the sidewalk.  On the far corner, two Gestapo stood under the street light smoking. The advertising sign that usually hung in the window  “Diamanten und Gold Zuverkaufen” (Diamonds and Gold For Sale) was on the sidewalk below the window.  Painted on it in large, red letters was the word JUDEN! She knew she had to see if the “escape bag” was still there, but she would have to wait until the SS was gone.  That bag could be the difference between life and death!

Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  From 1898 until 1901 my Grandmother Helene was in Italy at a school for aristocratic girls from all over Europe with lung diseases that could be helped by the Italian climate.  Three times a year Europe’s ruling aristocrats would bring their sons to a school ball to meet potential wives.  Preparation for the annual Departure Ball, Friday, June 24, 1898, included Wednesday and Thursday afternoon dance practice sessions.  On Thursday, Heidi arrived from Munich.  She was very ill with TB so, she knows she can only dance a few times, so she asks for the best dancer, Helene, my grandmother.

EXCERPT:Heidi’s Last Dance.   Helene tells Heidi’s story to her children in 1922: “For music we just had one violinist to play waltzes.  After our first dance, Heidi is very, very tired. She collapses into a chair and immediately falls asleep.  About an hour later, after her second dance she coughs up blood for several minutes, and her father tells her: “No more dancing.”  Another hour later, Heidi’s father’s gone, and dance practice is about to end. Although she looks exhausted, she insists on dancing one last time.  I help her out of the chair onto the dance floor.  Heidi whispers in my ear: “Hold on to me very tight.  I don’t feel strong.”  She lays her head on my shoulder and sighs, her last breath. Thinking she fainted, I carry her to a chair and let her down slowly.  Her parents rush over, but she’s gone.  Her parents thank me for, ‘making Heidi’s last hour happy.’  All the girls in the school, except Gretta, wore black armbands for the next month.”

Resources available at http://sixdaycreation.com

Christian Apologetics: Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan. $8

ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You. Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s 106 “Hard”  Questions” $9

Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE. $9

Christian Education: My Children’s Christian Education, What Should I Do?A Christian Educator’s Analysis and Advice. $8

Creative Historical Non-fiction (Family History):  Liebert Annals in Deutschland.  Our Complete German History$7

Tales of a Teen Aristocrat, Pranksters, a Witch, Curses, Ghosts and a Jew. $7

Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.  $5

General Interest Fiction: Yellowstone’s Child.  $7

One Android, 399 lives. 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399.Fictional attack.  $7

Other eBooks on Kindle: The Memory Tree.A Gospel Christmas Story.  $2.99

Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  $2.99

The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf. Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. $2.99

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie  Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com 

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text).

Charlie’s Publishing Assistance for Kindle eBook and Paperback.

This week I’m announcing my new endeavor to help unpublished authors get their book into a marketable form on Kindle and Amazon.  Charlie Liebert, experienced author will help publish your book on Kindle as an eBook and convert it to a paperback for less than $1,000.  Charlie has 14 eBooks on Kindle and 11 have also been published in paperback.  Send me a manuscript of at least 50 pages and I’ll get it on Kindle and in paperback. It’s easy and cheap.  Here’s the steps.

1) Send me your email address, mailing address (P.O. is OK), manuscript, cover page and $250.  Manuscripts more than 100 pages will cost $1.50 for every page over 100.   If you don’t have a cover page I can help you create one which costs $150 paid only after your approval. The first three cover iterations are free.  More than three are $35 each.

2) I’ll establish an account at Kindle Direct Publishing with your email and set up your book as an eBook.  When you approve the eBook on Kindle, pay an additional $250.  You can stop here or go on to create a paperback.

3) I’ll convert your book to a 6” by 9” paperback.  All my templates are set for 6X9 so any other size will require additional costs.  I’ll format the book, create a title page and table of contents.  I’ll NOT edit to correct spelling or grammar. When ready you’ll receive a paperback proof copy to approve.  You review it up to three separate times and make changes to your preferences.  Editing changes for spelling or grammar cost $2.00 each.  Additional reviews above the initial three cost $35 each.

4) When you approve the final version, you pay $250 and I’ll turn the account over to you and we’re done.  You now have a KDP account, an eBook on Kindle and a paperback listed on Amazon all for less than $800.  Your estimated costs to purchase paperbacks as the author are:

Estimated costs for non-color books with full color cover, not including shipping are:                                      50 to 100 pages or less pages = $2.15,            117 = $2.25,     156 = $2.72      240 = $3.56

All internal color, 50 pages ~$4.00

5)  Note: All your costs after initial setup require your approval BEFORE you pay for it.

 

Step Description Cost
Initial setup $250
Create Color Cover (Optional) $150
Cover Iterations Over Three $35 each
Approved eBook $250
Paperback Edits $2 each
Paperback Revisions Above Three $35 each
Approved paperback $250
Total Without Cover $750
Total With Cover $900

Email to charlie@sixdaycreation.com  to get started or go to http://sixdaycreation.com

Resources available at http://sixdaycreation.com

Christian Apologetics: Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan. $8

ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s 106 “Hard” Questions”  $9

Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE. $9

Christian Education: My Children’s Christian Education, What Should I Do?A Christian Educator’s Analysis and Advice. $8

Creative Historical Non-fiction (Family History): Liebert Annals in Deutschland.  Our Complete German History$7

Tales of a Teen Aristocrat, Pranksters, a Witch, Curses, Ghosts and a Jew. $7

Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.  $5

General Interest Fiction: Yellowstone’s Child.  $7

One Android, 399 lives. 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399.Fictional attack.  $7

Other eBooks on Kindle: The Memory Tree.A Gospel Christmas Story.  $2.99

Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  $2.99

The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. $2.99

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie   Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text).

Charlie Liebert’s website http://sixdaycreation.com revised and updated.

My website http://sixdaycreation.com has been renewed and improved to include all the resources I’ve produced to help Christians gain confidence in their faith and mature into effective personal evangelists.  In my more than 30 years as an Apologist, I’ve videoed many answers to questions about religion, science and the Gospel.  On this site there are more than 60 answers linked tomy YouTube channel in nine categories: 1) 10 Common Questions, 2) Astronomy, 3) Bible Questions, 4) Creation & Evolution, 5) Creation Seminar (a complete seminar in 12 parts) 6) Dating & Fossils, 7) Dinosaurs, 8) Noah’s Flood and 9) Races & Genetics.

All four of my published Christian books are listed in two categories.  Since I’ve begun to publish with KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), I’ve been able to reduce my book prices by an average of 40%.  ALL of my books now sell for $9.00 or less.  All are available on my website http://sixdaycreation.com

Christian Apologetics

Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.  Christian, do the “hard” questions you’re asked stop you from being effective for Christ?  Here’s a strategy that will transform you into a fearless evangelist!  $8

ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard”  Questions” 106 Questions Answered. $9

Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE. $9

Christian Education

My Children’s Christian Education, What Should I Do?  A Christian Educator’s Analysis & Advice. Shows the Biblical Mandate to educate Christian children and explains ALL the educational options available in the US today $8

Video of my Lakeside Testimony

Creative Historical Non-fiction (Family History)

Liebert Annals in Deutschland.  Our Complete German Historybegins in 1898 with my grandmother from Berlin attending school in Northern Italy.  Ends with my Aunt Rosemarie’s survival of the Holocaust.$7

Tales of a Teen Aristocrat, Pranksters, a Witch, Curses, Ghosts and a Jew. Composite of Liebert family history with the family-specific details removed thatare not of interest to the general public. Contains all three short stories:        “Helene…” “The Curse…” and “Rosemarie…”  $7

Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.  My twice Jewish aunt, with a Jewish father and a Jewish husband, survived the Holocaust in Germany 1937-1945 by becoming her Gentile cousin. This story is included in “Our Complete German History.” And “Tales…”  $5

General Interest Fiction

Yellowstone’s Child.  Kidnapped at 10 with complete amnesia she recovers her memory at 22 after she’s become a millionaire and successful TV star.  She asks: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She answers “I’mYellowstone’s Child.”  Rated “G.”  Great story for teens.$7

One Android, 399 lives. 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399.Fictional attack.  $7

Other eBooks on Kindle

The Memory Tree.A Gospel Christmas Story.  $2.99

Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  My grandmother’s adventures as a 16 to18-year-old at an all-girls school for aristocrats in 1900 northern Italy. $2.99

The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. A 17th-century German folk tale dramatically illustrated by events in 1922. $2.99

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text)

Relativistic education without absolutes is fatal to learning.

“Humanist Manifesto II,” promoted by John Dewey, is the foundation for US public education. Children in public schools are taught every subject based on Humanist presuppositions. Here are two examples where language/reading and mathematics remove absolutes and put relativism in its place.:

1) Using phonics to teach language starts with the absolutes—letters and sounds—and progresses to the relative—words and sentence formation. The look/say method begins with the relative and does not build a foundation of letters, so reading skills never fully develop. Look/say readers are frequently poorer readers than those taught by phonics. The absolute has to come before the relative because that’s how God designed it. As a child develops speech, he or she starts with sounds. Listening to a baby test his or her vocals is always interesting. We don’t expect them to begin with words. Word and sentence formation come after the sound development of the letters.

2) In mathematics, particularly Common Core, problem-solving methods are taught with little or no time spent on the mechanics of numbers. The absolutes in math are the numbers and their relationships: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Common Core starts with the relative and never teaches the absolutes of the basics of number structure. If you were born before the middle of the twentieth century, you probably remember memorizing the multiplication tables which, along with addition and subtraction, are the absolutes that build the math system all the way to calculus. Without the foundation of numbers and how they function, the mind won’t ever “get it.” Math becomes a mystery instead of a problem-solving tool. As a parent, look at the Common Core math-teaching materials: number lines, unnecessarily complicated calculations, etc. I could go on with more issues in science, history, and other subjects, but these two examples are enough to illustrate the point that learning and knowledge are always built on a foundation of absolutes.

There are many Christian teachers in public schools that base their teaching on Christian principles, but the “official” line is Humanism. In the 1970s I taught summer sessions on Biblical Creation at the NC Governor’s School, which is a summer program for top rising High School seniors, whose purpose is to “provoke critical thinking in students.” In year 4, I took a poll asking students: “Who believes in some form of Creation?” and about half raised their hands. This opportunity ended abruptly when several humanist teachers in the room saw half the hands go up for Creation. My contact person, a Christian, later told me the ones that ran the program were very upset because I had so many convincing arguments for Creation and against Evolution. It was evident to me that in public schools you could only teach according to humanist presuppositions, so much for the First Amendment in education. Presenting only one side of any axiom, like Evolution destroys critical thinking in students and makes “political correctness” the result. They become advocates for Evolution, without any reason or foundation for their beliefs.

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” which develops an evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” contains answers to more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. The third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s DEAD!” is currently in the final editing process and will be published later this year. http://yourchristiananswers.com

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US Public Education’s Disaster, Relativism in Place of Absolutes

Children in US public schools are taught every subject based on the Atheistic/Humanistic presupposition that knowledge is relative. When absolutes are removed from education and relativism put in its place, Public Education fails. Knowledge cannot be built without starting with absolutes. Two examples: reading and math.

1) READING The phonics method to teach reading begins with the absolutes—letters and sounds—and goes to the relative—words and sentence formation. Todays, whole languageach, starts with the relative, whole words and never builds a foundation of letters. Reading skills don’t develop without the letter foundation. Absolute  relative because that’s how God designed it. As a child develops speech, he or she starts with sounds. Listening to a baby test his or her vocals is always interesting. We don’t expect them to begin with words. Word and sentence formation comes after the sound development of the letters. Education fails to make effective readers without the absolute foundation of letters and sounds, phonics.

2) MATH In Common Core mathematics problem-solving methods are taught and little time is spent on the mechanics of numbers. The absolutes in math are the numbers and their relationships: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Starting with the relative never teaches the absolutes of number structure. If you were born before the middle of the twentieth century, you probably remember memorizing the times tables. Those tables, along with addition and subtraction, are the absolutes that build the math system all the way to calculus. Without the absolute foundation of numbers, the mind won’t ever “get it.” Math becomes a mystery instead of a problem-solving tool. As a parent, look at the math-teaching materials: number lines, indirect calculations, etc.

I could go on with more issues in science, history, etc., but that’s enough to make my point. The “official” method is always relativism. NO absolutes! Only presuppositions compatible with Atheism/Humanism are permitted in our public schools.

In the seventies, I taught four summer sessions on Biblical Creation at the North Carolina Governor’s School. This summer program, for top rising seniors in public schools across the state, allowed me to make my Creation presentation because its purpose was to “provoke critical thinking in the students.” In the fourth year, I took a poll, by a show of hands, asking: “How many believed in some form of Creation instead of Evolution.” As with the general population surveys, about half the students raised their hands. Several humanist teachers were in the room and saw half the hands go up for Creation. My contact person, a Christian, later told me they were very upset because I had so many convincing arguments.

The lesson I learned here was, in public schools, you can teach, but only according to humanist presuppositions—so much for the First Amendment in education. Substituting the absolute foundation God gave us for relativism destroys critical thinking in students and makes “political correctness” the result. Today’s students can’t read or do math effectively. They become advocates for whatever, without any reason or foundation for their beliefs. That’s the direct result of relativism without absolutes.

NOTE:  This material is from pages 45 and 46 of my book “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!” Get your copy at http://yourchristiananswers.com

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