Levi's Will, repackaged edition
Forgiveness within the complex arena of parent/adult child is well presented. My issue is the casual handling of how Will dismissed his responsibility with the girl he got pregnant; past, present, and future.
January 21, 2012
good message - Father's acceptance
I enjoyed the book. At first, it was a little difficult to read because it switches back and forth during Will's life time but I soon got use to it and then couldn't put the book down. There is a very important message in this book. We forget the simplicity of life and what is really important. I also read the book Paradise Valley...read first. I really liked Paradise Valley. Levi's Will has mentions of Paradise Valley in it.
May 26, 2011
Accurate portrayal of the Amish culture
I live and work in an Amish (and Mennonite) community and have many friends and neighbors who practice this way of life. My husband was raised Amish and his parents still are, along with several of his siblings. I have had a "front row seat", as it were, to the way the Amish live and think. I realize that there are many different sects of Amish, with varying degrees of strictness. But, based on the Amish families I know and love, "Levi's Will" is the first "Amish book" I've read that truly captures the mindset, tradition, thought processes, and cultural. A while back I read it to my husband as we were traveling, and he agrees. Wonderful book! I definately recommend it.
February 21, 2011
This book was well written. It taught me something about the Amish/Old Order Mennonites so I now betterunderstand why my mothers grandmother's family leftthe sect in the early to mid 1800's. Seems to me wesometimes make quick judgements against others without first trying to find the answers in God's Word and learning what His Will is in our lives.
September 23, 2010