Tuesday, November 19, 2013

An Amish Family Christmas” by Murray Pura

An Amish Family Christmas” by Murray Pura is wunderbaar . I wish I could give it more than five stars.This book is a great book to read for entertainment but it is a book to make you really think. I have read it twice and it has made me think about my thoughts on several issues. And the money I spent to purchase this book was well spent. ( I added this in this review because I don’t like to spent more than a few dollars on a ebook, but since I really like Murray Pura’s books and he likes to give out copies of his books and I have won a few of his books, I decided to risk it and spend the money. I have to say again I was not disappointed.)  This was the book for an online book discussion and I will say anyone that hasn’t read this book is really missing out on a book that really touches on what is a really heartfelt subject for all people rather Amish or English, or any race or Nation. 

Naomi has just lost her parents and sister in a wreck caused by a drunk driver, and her brother Luke is in a catatonic stupor from head injuries. She is angry and confused and feels alone. Her sister-in-law is there to help her but at first Naomi want listen to her because even through she is married, she claims she has no husband. Why would she claim this? It is because Micah has joined the war and helped to save lives. The Amish do not believe in this this. Micah is shunned because he won’t repent and say he was wrong!

But Micah returns and does Naomi hold to the bishop’s rule of shunning or does she hold on to her wedding vows? This  book is truly a book of love and forgiveness and honest soul searching! 

But then a tragic happens to one of the community's own! And opinions are changed!

I just love the ending! I really wish real life was like fiction! But then again maybe I don’t because then fiction would not be able to teach us anything!