Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Promise of an Angel

The Promise of an Angel
by Ruth Reid
I don't normally read Amish books. It bothers me that everyone seems to be so fascinated by a people who have hardly any contact with the outside world. It seems intrusive. Also just how much do the authors really know about the Amish way of life? Usually not much.
But this book didn't touch so much on their way of life as it touched on faith.
The main character Judith has her life planned just the way she thinks it will/should go. She has plans to marry Levi, have children and grow old in the community where she was raised.
But then her brother is paralyzed and her whole world is turned upside down.
She sees an angel and has several dreams involving the healing of her brother and no one believes her. At first they think she's just stressed about her family and then they begin to ridicule her.
The book can be summed up in just a few paragraphs and yet never once in the book did I feel bogged down in details or skipping ahead to pass the boring pages.
The book deals with standing firm in the face of adversity and never letting go of your faith.
But it also had a fascinating story woven into the lesson on faith. I never felt like I was being "preached to" and yet I finished this book praying for more faith and thankful for my family.

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