Thursday, December 12, 2013
An Amish Miracle - A Book Review
I’m excited to tell you about An Amish Miracle published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. This heart-warming collection of three Amish novellas by three award-winning authors--Mary Ellis, Ruth Reid, and Beth Wiseman-- is one you don’t want to miss.
First Novella: Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis is a poignant story about Hope Bowman, an Amish wife who gave up her firstborn when she was a teenager. She believes God is punishing her for past sins by not giving her family the son they long for. When Hope prays, God provides the miracle of a son in a way she never imagined.
Second Novella: Always His Providence by Ruth Reid is a compelling and romantic story about Rosa Hostetler, a widow in danger of losing her farm for delinquent taxes. She refuses to request money from the community widow fund and tries to survive from the income of selling eggs. When that source of income falters, Rosa soon discovers God can work miracles to provide her every need in ways she never expected.
Third Novella: Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman is a powerful story about Becky Byler who is eighteen and overweight. Lost in despair, she decides to take her life. When she prays for a miracle, God answers her in an amazing way. But the true miracle is found when Becky discovers what real beauty is and discovers who loves her for the person she is inside.
I find that reading novellas is a great way to discover a new favorite author. And don't forget, this book would make a wonderful gift for anyone you know who loves Amish fiction. Check out the discussion questions in the back and some great recipes too. In this season of miracles what better read than one like this? I highly recommend An Amish Miracle and once you’ve read it, I know you will too.
What do you love about Amish fiction?