A Way Through the Sea
is a fiction/history fiction book written by Robert Elmer, an excellent article writer for newspapers and magazines in the Pacific North West. Fittingly, this book was inspired by some of his relatives who were born and lived in Denmark when WWII took place. Now Robert lives in Poulsbo, Washington. When this book was published by Bethany House publishers in 1994, it became one of his many extremely well-written books. This book has 172 pages. However, it has no pictures except for the one on the front cover.

Mainly, A Way Through the Sea revolves around characters such as Peter and Elise Anderson and their Jewish friend, Henrik Melchior. According to the story, these three children fortunately lived near the coast of Denmark during WWII. The story has a very suspenseful mood.

During WWII, the Jews in Denmark were unmercifully threatened with German roundups in which the Germans, who would patrol and scour the streets, would take the Jews that they found to German concentration camps. Tragically, Henrik was separated from his parents and the group of escaping Jews that were traveling to Sweden. Now it is up to Peter and Elise to help him.

When their tiring and long overnight journey finally ends, Henrik is reunited with his family. Isaiah chapter forty-three, verse sixteen says, “Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters.” Obviously the story got its title from this verse because the Lord made a way through the sea for the escaping Jews just as he made a way for the Israelites across the Red Sea in their Exodus from Egypt.

The story is very intriguing and hard to stop reading once into the more suspenseful section. As it is greatly informative about what a Jew or Dane might have experienced during WWII, I learned quite a bit. A Way Through the Sea is an adventurous book and is full of intrigue.