Publisher: The Tracer Group, LLC
Published: November 16, 2021
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Source: Digital Copy from Author
Available Formats: Digital and Paperback
My Review: I enjoy books that make me think on a personal level and this one did just that.
Emma is a young Amish mom-to-be who experiences the unthinkable. At war with herself, her husband, and the Old Order church she agrees to go visit her English turned Amish mom for healing. On her way home, she makes the decision that changes her life forever.
This was a much different Amish read for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is very heavy on the religious aspect. Much talk of going out and spreading God’s word as the Bible instructs. It also teaches us that all marriages will have difficulties but we must listen to each other and find ways to compromise and work together. We need more of that instead of the easy out of divorce as the first thought.
I have previously read a short story/novella by the author but this was my first full-length book. I am already checking to see if my library carries her previously published books.
I received a complimentary copy from the author. All opinions expressed in the above review are entirely my own.
From Amazon: Her trust in the Lord has been tested beyond all strength. Can this grieving believer reclaim the way back to enlightenment?
Emma Yoder is struggling to cope. While the young Amish mother is devastated after her only child dies in the womb, she and her husband gain little comfort from the Old Order’s rigid ways. And whispers among her people lead her to suspect the truth has been concealed from her for years.
Still fighting internally to forgive God for her tragedy, Emma sets out on a journey to discover the deep healing she craves. But her discovery of a newfound secret love of Jesus’s teachings puts her at direct odds with the traditions of her community.
Can this woman of conviction find the courage to seek grace from the Almighty?
Emma’s Amish Faith Tested is the inspirational first book in The Amish Women of Lawrence County series of women’s fiction novels. If you like spiritual explorations, real-life challenges of emotional bravery, and basking in God’s light, then you’ll adore Tracy Fredrychowski’s exploration of hope.