I chose to read this book because I believe that we must remember historical events, such as the Holocaust, or we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes. This is not a fun, feel-good read. But the story of Samson Abrams, his family, Dr. Mengele, and others is one of a Jewish Olympic boxer's fight with what he truly believes and how he tries to use his gift to better the lives of his family while in Auschwitz.
I really appreciated the level of Shawn Hoffman's research he did for this book and was morbidly mesmerized by the tale. I read the book in one day, partly because I couldn't put the book down and partly because I really wanted to finish the book so the heaviness in my heart to go away.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.