Lena Schwartz has 9 siblings, and after their parent’s demise, the Centerville, Michigan Amish community finds suitable homes for the brothers and sisters, and Lena, the oldest, has to relocate to her dad’s cousin’s house in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Harley and Mimi open their home and hearts to Lena, and gradually, Lena begins healing from her huge losses. She is always planning to save enough money and return to her family in Michigan, and keeps working for Mimi.
This book was a very gentle, very CLEAN and CHRISTIAN story, and I was quite pleased at the author’s skill in weaving several stories together so expertly. There are many interesting characters and plots in The Road Home, and I enjoyed reading it, and finishing it. What I got out of this book was a look at the everyday life we lead, and how we make changes, adjustments, and why we persevere in the midst of troubles and even anguish and mourning.
There was no tension in this book, which I liked, but some of Mrs. Lewis’s fans might miss. Many of her previous books had edginess and friction in the story, but this book isn’t like that. It’s a mature, Christian account of what life is really like for most of us, and how Jesus’s love, protection, and comfort is there if we only follow HIM, and not the deceitfulness of our emotions. I was spiritually inspired by one of the prayers from Lena, during her frustrating trials with her beau. It was well said, and I can tell Beverly Lewis has endured similar trials of her faith. Trusting in God alone, and yielding all of ourselves to Him is the only way to victoriously make it through hard times.
I was given a free copy of this book from Bethany House publishers, in exchange for an honest review.
Psalm 145:16- Thou openest thine hand, and satisfieth the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145:16
After a rough week, I decided it would do me well to memorize bible verses. I found I could only recall a few verses to help me through, even though there is such a depth of riches in God’s holy Word that I could have thought of to help me, strengthen me, and calm my fears and anxieties.
So, I remembered seeing a little plastic loaf of bread on a relative’s table, years ago, and it was Our Daily Bread bible promises, in the King James version, which is the only completely inerrant version. I found a King James online store, and ordered one for myself, and some as future gifts. Here’s the store: https://www.thekjvstore.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=our+daily+bread
I hope YOU get a little bible promise box for yourself, and memorize Scripture.