His Love Endures Forever - eBook
An unplanned pregnancy. An absent father. Can love really endure all things? You would think God was punishing her! But God had plans beyond what she could ever imagine . . . God proved that His love never fails but endures forever.
For a long time, I have been a lover of Amish books. I love reading about the Amish lifestyle and so I was drawn instantly to this book.
His Love Endures Forever was one book that held your attention to the very last page. I can't wait to read the other books in this series.
I was greatly blessed by this book - I could relate on so many levels - parts read like my personal story - Thank you, Beth Wiseman - loved every bit of it!!!
Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.
December 30, 2012
The book"His Love Endures Forever" is a very exciting book. I enjoyed it. Once you start reading you don't want to put the book down, until you find out how this or that turned out for that person or another. This #3 in the Land of Canaan Series. Danielle Kent is an abused girl, Her mother drinks since their father and husband died. Danielle gets beaten by her mother but ends up finding safety with Martha and Arnold who are loving people. They also spend time with the Amish who can be wonderful people as well. She is great friends with Levi and also has a boyfriend Matthew both who are Amish. You'll love the book- ...
February 6, 2013
"His Love Endures Forever"
As I said in my previous reviews of theÃ¢ÂÂLand of CanaanÃ¢ÂÂ novels, I knew right away that this was not going to be your average Amish book. This is a good thing, and this novel deals with some very difficult situations Ã¢ÂÂ unplanned pregnancy, abandonment, and abuse Ã¢ÂÂ that were handled very well. I also liked how some of the characters really experienced a lot of growth over the course of the novel, especially LeviÃ¢ÂÂs mother, Vera.
It was also different from most Amish novels in that there is a lot of interaction between those of the Amish faith and people from the Ã¢ÂÂEnglishÃ¢ÂÂ world. In some ways this was encouraging. I always like to see in Amish novels how the author portrays their Amish charactersÃ¢ÂÂ feelings toward the rest of the world, and in this novel, the Amish are very accepting of the Ã¢ÂÂEnglish,Ã¢ÂÂ for the most part.
I think, though, that as the story progressed, the interactions between the Amish and the English got a bit convoluted. It was almost as if the author wanted to make the point that you didnÃ¢ÂÂt have to be Amish to be a Christian but that she wanted to do this without condemning the Amish way of life. One thing I thought was interesting in relation to this was that it was brought up several times that those who areÃ¢ÂÂEnglishÃ¢ÂÂ can be Christians but that if someone belongs to the Amish faith, then you know they are a Christian. Really? Can we truly know anotherÃ¢ÂÂs heart? We can often tell by their actions (Ã¢ÂÂknown by their fruitÃ¢ÂÂ), but to me this fruit does not include just following the rules of the Amish. I thought this was an interesting point that I had not heard from other Amish novels.
However, this point was actually contradicted by one of the characters in the story! Vera was the one to say that if someone is baptized into the Amish faith, then you know for sure that they are a believer. But then she herself admitted to Danielle later on in the book that she did not experience a true relationship with God until well after her baptism and marriage. So, then is her earlier point true then? Just something that I thought about as I was reading this book.
Another thing that kind of missed the mark for me was how DanielleÃ¢ÂÂs faith in God was portrayed. I did like how she didnÃ¢ÂÂt just have some sort of Ã¢ÂÂrevelationÃ¢ÂÂ moment where she was suddenly a different person. Hers was actually a journey, which felt more true-to-life. However, at one point she eventually Ã¢ÂÂgave it all to God.Ã¢ÂÂ While this to me seems to be a step in the right direction, it was quite vague. There was no mention of her accepting the sacrifice for her sins that Christ paid on the cross. I just think it is dangerous territory to get into when Christ dying for our sins is only mentioned one time in the entire book and when a character Ã¢ÂÂcomes to GodÃ¢ÂÂrather than placing their faith in the sacrifice Christ made for us.
I also think this book tread on another dangerous territory. This was in one of the main parts of the storyline when both Danielle and Levi base their decisions on dreams that they had that were supposedly from God. How do you know if the dream is from God and not that itÃ¢ÂÂs just your overactive imagination combined with the scary movie you watched last night? Again, I think this can lead to dangerous thinking.
I hate when I seem to be in the minority when it comes to reviewing a book, and this is definitely the case with this one. This novel received tons of great reviews, including from people who I greatly respect as reviewers.
His Love Endures Forever was written in an easy-to-read style with an interesting storyline that made it a fast and entertaining read. I just had too many problems with some of the characters and how the spiritual aspect was portrayed.
January 29, 2013
Half and Half
With each chapeter I found myself up, then down, down, then up. My problem was that while I could sense and affirm God leading Levi to marry Daniella; the timing did not work. God moves without a schedule - He is the schedule. But He walks His children through the process and neither Levi nor Daniella fit this pattern. Also, Matthew and his family's presence did not work with their beliefs. This series was definitely entertaining and opened some good discussions surrouding how God moves in our lives. But I felt it was a half and half experience that just missed the mark.
November 9, 2012