Our Walk with God: A Love Story of God and Country
Author: Tibor Bierbaum, Julie Anne Bierbaum
Publisher: Winepress Publishing (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 222 pages
This love story is a travelogue through the 20th Century written for youth and seniors, and everyone in-between. Julia Anne gives a candid account of her environment as she grew up in Texas. Tibor's vivid description of life behind the Iron Curtain and immigration to the United States wonderfully contrast these two lives.
God's blessings are recounted in these captivating and revealing life stories of the most diverse setting. The reader must wait with great anticipation to see how Julia Anne and Tibor become one, with the blessings of God, and, driven by love, patriotism, and loyalty to the United Sates of America. Their story magnificently blends excitement, imagination, and sense of humor into a productive relationship.
Reading someone's memoir who is not famous sometimes can be less than fun to do. I can honestly say that after reading Our Walk with God - A Love Story Of God And Country by Tibor and Julia Anne Bierbaum that I was pleasantly rewarded with some great entertainment and even some social history. The authors each write their own stories and blend them together in this one book. It is a shared story that is at times inspiring.
In particular, I enjoyed the opening chapter that Julia writes about her childhood. It is evident that she has a sharp wit and has a great sense of humor. She shares a way of life that is long gone in this country. She also shows a childhood that was far from average as she talks about her own mother meeting Shirley Temple among other little antidotes that run throughout the whole book.
Tibor talks about his humble beginnings living under communism in Hungary and how he became a US citizen and served in the military including time in Vietnam. There are many great war stories as well in the book. He was in Special Forces for 21 years of his enlistment and retired from the US Army to become a high school teacher.
These two have much to say and for the most part they do a wonderful job of sharing what is important from their lives. This book is a light read that is enjoyable - a perfect book to sit on a cold winter day by the fire and read or on a sea cruise laying on a deck chair. It is just a good whole adventure of two souls. You will come away having good feelings about both of them. There lives reflects what was good about our country then and now. The book is family friendly with a very subtle Christian theme to the telling of their life stories. I personally enjoyed reading it and I think most other people will as well.
Reviewed by: Bill McDonald (2007)