Review of Grace Given by Beth Shriver
Never doubt in the darkness what God has shown you in the light.
Elsie Yoder can’t forgive her sister, Katie, for leaving the community. Unable to let go of her sadness, she withdraws from her friends and family, nursing her feelings of betrayal.
Gideon Lapp has held a special place in his heart for Elsie and longs to help her get through her troubles. Together they find comfort in their study of the Martyr’s Mirror, a centuries-old book that describes their ancestors’ sacrifices for their faith through years of persecution.
As Elsie opens up and begins to put her trust in Gideon, she tells him about the harassment she and her sister received at the hands of some local men. When the men return and threaten the community, Elsie and Gideon must stand together to do what is right. But can Elsie learn to give grace and to humble herself to accept grace as well?
What a wonderful look at grace and forgiveness Beth Shriver presents in Grace Given. I am a Virginian so found it interesting that the story focuses on a group of Amish who have moved from Virginia to Texas. I also lived in Texas for several years and there are definitely many differences in climate and with planting for the Amish to deal with. They also must deal with prejudice and bullying from local young people as well as forgiving within their own families. I loved this book and highly recommend it. For a healthy dose of grace and mercy, read this book!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Beth followed her passion and writes full time after working as a social worker. She received a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska.She writes in a variety of genres in both fiction and non-fiction.
Visit her website at: http://WWW.BETHSHRIVERWRITER.COM
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.