By Hanna Schott   

The Story of André and Magda Trocmé and the Village that Said No to the Nazis

Love in a Time of Hate tells the gripping tale of Magda and André Trocmé, the couple that transformed a small town in the mountains of southern France into a place of safety during the Holocaust. At great risk to their own lives, the Trocmés led efforts in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to hide more than three thousand Jewish children and adults who were fleeing the Nazis. In this astonishing story of courage, romance, and resistance, learn what prompted André and Magda to risk everything for the sake of strangers who showed up at their door. Building on the story told in Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed, German journalist Hanna Schott portrays a vivid story of resisting evil and sheltering refugees with striking resonance for today.

Review by: Vickie Reddy, founder of We Welcome Refugees and executive producer of The Justice Conference – March 31, 2017
“The story of the Trocmés has given me much courage. Their example and story is for such as time as now.”

Review by: Matthew Soerens, U.S. director of church mobilization for World Relief – March 31, 2017
“As the world confronts one of the greatest refugee crises in recorded history, this powerful true story could not be more timely or relevant.”

Review by: Mae Elise Cannon, author of Social Justice Handbook and Just Spirituality – March 31, 2017
“A beautiful narrative of redemption and mercy in the midst of occupied France under the Nazi regime.”

Review by: Margot Starbuck, coauthor of Overplayed and author of Small Things with Great Love – March 31, 2017
“Love in a Time of Hate quickens our holy imagination to see what is possible in this day at this time. . . . A gift to the church.”

Review by: Michael Shank, head of communications for the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – March 31, 2017
“This story’s main takeaway is timeless. Moral, nonviolent resistance is needed now more than ever before. Relevant at home and in the halls of power, this book calls on all modern-day Magdas to answer the door and act.”

Review by: Donald Peters, executive director of Mennonite Central Committee Canada – March 31, 2017
“A poignant message in our day and for our world: love must live and thrive in us in response to fear, division, and hatred.”

Review by: Ray Loewen, founding member of Build a Village – March 31, 2017
“Imagine if we, like the residents of the village of Le Chambon, responded to hate with love—offering our homes, churches, and countries as the places of refuge that are so desperately needed today.”

Review by: Albert Meyer, former Mennonite Central Committee director in France – March 31, 2017
“The heartwarming and inspiring story of a courageous Christian couple who followed the nonviolent way of Jesus in a challenging time.”