Saturday, May 4, 2013

Open Heart

My goal is to read 100 books by the end of 2013.  I just finished book 34.

Open Heart by Elie Wiesel

Before having emergency heart surgery at the age of 82, Elie Wiesel faces his mortality and reflects back on his life.

My opinion:
The book is brief but Mr. Wiesel is able to convey so much emotion using minimal words.  Even when writing about unimaginable horror, he exudes such calmness and strength in his faith.  It was daunting yet inspiring to read that in spite of the many people he has touched through his books and foundation, he still feels his life is unfinished and he has more to learn, teach, and accomplish.  

Quote from the book:
"Elisha's birth changed my life...This tiny creature looking at me without seeing me would have to be protected.  And the best way to protect him would be to change the world in which he would grow up."

1 comment:

  1. His book Night was life-changing for me. Thanks for the review- adding this to my to-read pile!