A most inspirational book that gives the reader step-by-step directions on how to live a life, fully alive. Logical and reasonable explanations with hundreds of scriptures from the Bible to explain how easy it is to believe the lie and never think twice about what is reality and what is not. Supported with great analogies that cause the spirit within you to rise up and begin to fight back for what is rightfully mine as a child of the King.Only the second book that I've thirsted after and gotten the audio version!!!!
A beautiful look into the life of the Amish people, their beliefs and their culture, written from one who grew up in that atmosphere. At times, their ways were almost not believable. The friendship between Annie and Louisa was very real and gives good opportunity to see differing lifestyles side-by-side. Each character had situations that were identifiable to the reader.
If one only reads the first story, Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks, there will be hope enough to face all life's trials, unanswerable questions and seemingly endless and purposeless pain-filled experiences.
I didn't enjoy this book like I have others by this author. I think the premise of the book was valid and the main characters searching for the truth behind the events were somewhat realistic. The darkness involved in the self-proclaimed prophet's life regarding his family was just too real to be in print.However, I enjoyed the author's writing style immensely and caught myself chuckling and laughing aloud while reading the descriptions of the thoughts that Travis had and his take on thoughts others had. Those were clever. On two occasions where I was chuckling out loud, two women commented it must be a very good book.