Bethany Helen Thielmann
Peter and Margaret Penner Books
Subtitled “The Pilgrimage of Peter Penner from Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Germany to Canada: ‘The Porch of Heaven,’” this short book recounts stories lovingly collected from Peter Penner’s family before his passing, organized as a narrative by granddaughter Bethany. Each chapter presents an episode from Peter’s childhood, war-torn youth and young adulthood up to his marriage. Appendices offer tribute to the life of the late Peter Penner. The faithfulness of God for “those who fear the Lord” (Psalm 25:12) is a thread throughout the book.