Harry Loewen was the first chair in Mennonite studies at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba. He is the author or editor of 12 other books, including Between Worlds (2006); Shepherds, Servants and Prophets (2003); and Road to Freedom (2000). He was also the founding editor of the Journal of Mennonite Studies. A member of the Mennonite Brethren Church, Harry grew up in Soviet Ukraine and escaped in the aftermath of World War II. You can read part of his story in chapter 43 of his book No Permanent City (Herald Press, 1993). In chapter 13 of this book, he is the six-year-old boy whose father was arrested and killed by the Soviets.