|"A book to restore one’s faith in the possibility of human goodness."
—Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"No one knows what this 21st century will bring, hope or horror. The brave people Klempner profiles in this gripping book show us there can be hope, even amid horror."
"Like no other work I have read, The Heart Has Reasons puts a human face on those who committed acts of inestimable goodness."
—Christopher R. Browning, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, author of Ordinary Men and The Origins of the Final Solution
"A work of both agonizing history and hopeful prophecy. . . . Klempner’s beautifully intimate portraits illuminate the sanctuary of the loving heart, the place from which the Dutch rescuers performed their courageous deeds in quietness and strength."
—Rev. Mark I. Wallace, Department of Religion, Swarthmore College, author of Fragments of the Spirit
"Adds a new and necessary dimension to our understanding of the Holocaust rescuers."
—James McConkey, Department of English, Cornell University, author of Court of Memory
"Challenging and inspiring, impressive and disturbing. . . . The issues Klempner raises need talking about—and action."
—Julie Heath, Department of Religion and Women’s Studies, Indiana University
"Beautiful and deeply moving, eloquently phrased and suffused with tenderness."
—Albrecht Strauss, Department of English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill