Friday, November 4, 2016

Christian's hope by Ervin Stutzman



Christian’s Hope (Herald Press, October 2016)
When Christian Hochstetler returns to the Amish after seven years in captivity, he finds that many things have shifted.
Captured as a child during the French and Indian War, Christian has spent much of his life among Native Americans, who cared for him and taught him their ways. Now that Christian is home, his father wants him to settle back into their predictable Amish life of farming, and Christian’s budding friendship with Orpha Rupp beckons him to stay as well.
Yet Christian feels restless, and he misses his adoptive Native American family—who raised him as their own son. When faced with a life-altering decision, will Christian choose the Amish identity that his father desires for him? Or will he depart from his family and faith community yet again?
Christian’s Hope tells the story of the younger brother of Joseph and son of Jacob, whom readers have come to love in the first two books in the Return to Northkill series. Based on actual events and written by a descendant of the Hochstetler family, Christian’s Hopebrings the sweeping epic of the Return to Northkill series to a soul-stirring end.

My opinion: This was a well written, interesting characters and an intriguing plot. This book is about a young man who is torn between two worlds, the world he was born into and so cruly snatched from and the world he was raised in, as he experiences the pull from each worlds, which one will he ultimately chose?
This book was certainly different from ones typical Amish fiction as it is set in a historical setting and deals with so much more. I truly enjoyed it,
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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