Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ebook - Unbreakable: A Story of Faith and Belief Review

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Life can be such a challenge sometimes. I have very limited time this morning, as I am still sick but going to volunteer this morning. I just spent the past 15 minutes typing up a blog post which has now been lost to the ghosts of cyber space. Oh well. Maybe I'll work on it again when I come home if I'm feeling up to it and have the time. As I think about the challenges which present to me in the next few hours, I give you the story of an amazing woman who has been faced with many incredible challenges throughout her life.


Experience the strength of faith, courage, and love
Fate and Belief are the major elements creating this inspiring life story of Yaffa Golan, who was born in Lebanon and immigrated with her family to Israel, grew up in poverty, but against all odds became the manager of a bank branch and later a highly successful businesswoman.
When Golan uncovered extensive bank fraud, she received death threats and was finally forced to resign. Later, she exposed irregularities in nonprofit organizations that helped Holocaust survivors; here, too, she struggled to bring the truth to light in the face of legal battles, persecution, and financial ruin. Despite this hardship, Golan has managed to establish a flourishing business and created legal precedents for benefits entitled to Holocaust survivors from the German Social Security pension for ghetto employees.
˃˃˃ The inner strength of a determined woman
This turbulent flow of events, unbelievable at times, illustrates the inner strength of a determined woman who single-handedly dared to overcome obstacles. Sharing her life experience, wisdom, acute business insight, strong sense of intuition, and the ability to predict consequences, the author relates fierce legal debates on matters of life and death; her own development of original patents; as well as an empowering, unique mother-daughter relationship.
Combining business and personal details, Yaffa Golan, born in 1942, offers a fascinating retrospective accord of special moments great and small in her volatile life, both beginnings and closures.
This is a must read for anyone who wishes to experience the strength of faith, courage, and love.

I have an acquaintance who has worked in bank fraud. Additionally, the wife of my great uncle was a Holocaust survivor. For these reasons, I was very interested in reading this book and I felt it would be quite fascinating to read. I was not disappointed. Yaffa Golan is quite the story teller. Her life has been full of interesting challenges, and I thoroughly enjoyed many of the personal stories. So many things which she reflected on would seem to be strange coincidences to the scientific mind, or the hand of God to the religious. Many of the stories are so surreal and seem almost too strange and interesting to be real.

It was very interesting reading about her heritage, and especially her mother's street smarts which so many people don't seem to have. I was especially touched by her story about her brother's epilepsy being cured once the family moved to Israel. Having epilepsy myself, this story really stood out for me. I can also deeply appreciate her stories of financial struggle but at the same time it was really interesting to read the entire book and to see how all of the pieces came together for her in the end through hard work. This was very encouraging, as someone who has been struggling for many years.

As someone who makes all of our bread from scratch, I was awed at reading about how her family ate 8 - 9 loaves of bread a day. I can appreciate how much work that is, but also how that poor of nutrition must have affected them. Her descriptions about poverty left me no longer feeling poor.

It was quite interesting learning some more about Judaism, which I know little about. I was surprised by how much mysticism played a part in her life. As a former Computer Science major, I also enjoyed reading about the National accounting machine. There were some parts of her stories which I didn't quite understand because I'm not familiar with all of the legal workings, and the workings of the banks. This did not keep me from enjoying the stories, nonetheless.

With everything going on in the world right now, it's pretty easy to imagine some of the things she went through during her struggles of uncovering fraud. It was truly frightening to read about everything she went through while trying to uncover the truth.  I have a lot of respect for this woman, for her bravery, and her passion for helping others and her drive to do what is right. Yaffa Golan is obviously a very intelligent and innovative woman.

I very much enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.

This ebook is free with Kindle Unlimited or available at $4.99 for Kindle or $15.99 for paperback from Amazon. 

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