Thursday, October 24, 2013

An Amish Family Christmas

Author: Murray Pura
Publisher Harvest House
October 2013
ISBN: 978-0736952378
Genre: Amish/Christmas

After tragedy strikes the family of young Naomi Bachman, her friend Rebecca does all she can to help. But things get complicated when Naomi's husband, Micah, returns from combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is under the Meidung--the shunning--and no one is permitted to speak to him or eat with him.

But God has a way of working on the hearts of His people--especially at Christmas time. When an unexpected turn of events sets things right, miracles happen to the Amish community of Paradise, to the Shrock family--and to Naomi.

Here is warm and tender story of faithfulness and reconciliation at the most wonderful time of the year.

AN AMISH FAMILY CHRISTMAS is a sweet Christmas story. I like the way Mr. Pura works military into Amish stories a sure-fire way of tension, knowing their stance. I wondered how this story would play out, with Micah’s determination and strong-will, and the ministers’ equally strong will about the bann.

The story had some wow moments. I literally couldn’t put this book down. If you are looking for a different sort of Amish story this Christmas, then AN AMISH FAMILY CHRISTMAS is one to consider. Recommended. $10.99 hardcover, with slipcover. 144 pages. 

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