Violins of Hope
»He had not realized how urgently his soul needed music, what hunger he felt for it. It was what made him human again.«
A creaking sound, steel on steel. Wagons are locked shut. The brothers Marek and Stani suspect what’s coming: This journey will end in disaster. But Marek refuses to give up the hope of survival and clings to his violin case. … More than half a century later, Amnon Weinstein bends over a scratched and discoloured violin. He has made more than 60 stringed instruments that belonged to persecuted Jews sing once more. He calls them ›violins of hope‹. Today they are played in the world’s greatest concert halls.
A story based on true events about the power of music. And the tale of an exceptional violin maker who does everything to ensure that the victims of the Holocaust are not forgotten.
2016 published as »Geigen der Hoffnung« by Adeo Verlag, Asslar, 208 pages.
»Silent night, holy night« – the song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818. Today it is considered the most famous Christmas carol in the world. Interwoven with a narrative full of light and shadow, breaks and reconciliation, Titus Müller explains how it came to be.
2015 published as »Stille Nacht« by Adeo Verlag, Asslar, 160 pages.
He who calms the storm
We think we know Jesus. But are we truly aware of the explosive nature of the things He said and did some two thousand years ago? The Bible offers us only a glimpse, and when reading it we often overlook how revolutionary, incredible and great the events described really were. Titus Müller has dug deeper, attempting to understand the situations as they were. His accounts are emotionally gripping, and it feels as if we are there ourselves.
Come on a journey into the past, and discover for example what it meant for a Roman captain to leave his legionary camp, go to Jesus and ask Him to heal his servant. Or what the crowds thought of Jesus approaching a tax collector at the tax office and inviting him to become His disciple. Allow yourself to be moved by the sheer relevance and brilliance of the Bible’s stories.
2015 published as »Der den Sturm stillt« by Verlag Gerth Medien, Asslar, 160 pages.
Happy is he
Happy is he – it was with these words that Francis of Assisi began one of his writings, the so-called Beatitudes. He was poor, he was infirm, and he had little left to lose. But he was truly happy, because he knew where he belonged: with God. The son of a wealthy cloth merchant, he was born in the year 1182 in the Italian town of Assisi. In his youth, he went from one party to another, seducing the most beautiful women. At 23 years of age he changed his life radically, giving his clothes to a beggar and renouncing his vast patrimony. In a dilapidated chapel, God said to him: »Francis, go and repair My house.« But it wasn’t just about the church he was in; it became clear to him that God had meant the Church as an institution. At first ridiculed, soon he was joined by more and more young men. This community would later become the Franciscan Order.
In his new book, Titus Müller tells the story of a passionate quest for God and a great love for mankind and all of Creation.
2014 published as »Glücklich der Mensch« by Adeo Verlag, Asslar, 176 pages.
The snow crystal collector
Wilson Bentley collects snowflakes. To him they are wonders of breathtaking beauty. Some think he’s mad. But for Mina, who is increasingly fascinated by him and his work, Wilson becomes a guide to another world.
»He held the board out into the falling snow, delirious with joy. He was a treasure hunter, an explorer, a discoverer of worlds; he felt free as a bird, more akin to the heavens than the earth.«
A story based on true events.
2013 published as »Der Schneekristallforscher« by Adeo Verlag, Asslar, 160 pages.