The following is a wonderfully timed guest post by my friend, Lutheran pastor and educator, Rev. Dr. Arthur Turfa. If you’re friends with me on Facebook, then you know that I’ve been reading Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy, starting with Fall of Giants which deals with The Great War a.k.a. World War I as well as the Bolshevik Revolution which segues into the rise of Hitler, Nazi Germany, and World War II in Winter of the World. Similarly, I’m also reading Perry Stone’s Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue and there, find many of the same themes, harbingers if you will, that led up to the two first World Wars. In times like these, the old adage “If we do not learn from our past, we are doomed to repeat it” rings true. Don’t just enjoy, but learn as Arthur takes us through the past of Nazi Germany, making it relevant to us in 2016.