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Saturday, October 08, 2005

This is the true story that 'The Sound of Music' was based on, but is much better than the movie. The Trapps were a family that sought to follow Christ and do the will of God in all things.

To hear the story of what they learned and who God provided to take care of them is very encouraging. They came to America to escape because both the father and oldest son were called to serve Hitler, as well as their family being called to sing at his birthday celebration. So – they left the country (with their own priest/choir director) and ended up in America, where they got to discover all sorts of new things. Scripture is referenced throughout, to see that God does come through on His promises. This remarkable family did not call themselves poor – just without money – because they got to see God provide all they needed, to see what skills and talents each family member had because of necessity, and to see God giving family and friends and home more than they imagined. This is a biography of faith and a testament to God being who He says He is. It is also fun to read, and I believe it would have been enjoyable and refreshing to hang out with maria and her family! And to sing beautiful music.
Title:The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
Author: Maria Augusta Trapp
Date published:1957
Genre: Autobiography
Number of pages: 312 pages
Notes: Way better than the movie!


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