The Book Thief

Mixed Media

On the eve of World War II, Liesel Meminger goes to live with the Hubermanns, her new foster parents. Illiterate and heartsick, Liesel gradually thaws to her changed life as she comes to know the power of books. But the Hubermanns have a secret: they are hiding the son of a Jewish man who saved Mr. Hubermann’s life.

Hauntingly filmed and beautifully acted, this film is a tribute to everyday people committed to loving their neighbor in the midst of impossible circumstances. On disc March 11. (20th Century Fox)

About the Author

Sandy Swartzentruber serves as the resource coordinator for Faith Formation Ministries and is a member of Sherman Street CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich.