I'd love to read it. Wow -- what a sobering visit that must have been. And yes, I think it took a lot of courage for Terri to share her family's story. Good luck, susanlulu. I will put it on my Amazon wish list in order to remain aware of the story and maybe I will pick it up in the future. The main reason I would pick it up is your quote, "A transforming read that challenged me to take a deeper look at what forgiveness means to me.
You're welcome, Terrill. I came away with a fresh understanding of forgiveness. I mean, after reading about these Amish parents -- well, it made me realize that any grudges I might hold pale in comparison to what these families endured. It's all about perspective.
I would love the opportunity to read this book. I feel it would be a privilege. Thank you, Kav, for the chance to be a winner. Thank you, Kav, for sharing this one.
I will be looking for it. Campbellamyd at gmail dot com. I agree with Terrill, it would be a very difficult story to read. I'd probably not see the words through my tears, and my heart would be breaking so hard for the families. Truly innocent lives taken, who shouldn't have to worry about the evil in our world.
I'm not sure if I could read this either, but I think if I took it a small chunk at a time, it may make it easier. And to really re-evaluate my idea of forgiveness What a testament of amazing grace, whole-hearted but painful forgiveness, and unconditional love!
It is a difficult read, obviously because of the situation, but it's really a story that radiates hope. It made me want to strive to be more forgiving in my own life. Good luck, Trixi. OH I really wanted to read this one. I thought I was getting it from Bethany House, but somehow I missed it. Best Reads - Kav October 31, at AM. Loraine Nunley October 31, at AM. Kim Amundsen October 31, at AM.
Samantha October 31, at PM. Kav October 31, at PM. Terrill R. October 31, at PM. At the gravesite at their son's funeral, they encircled the Roberts family so that the media could not disrupt their mourning. They built Terri a sunroom in which to heal. They forgave first then figured out how to walk the walk.
That's the Amish way. I will never forget these images as I ride through their countryside.
Forgiven: The Amish School Shooting, a Mother's Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace [Terri Roberts, Jeanette Windle] on inandegeschest.tk *FREE* shipping on. Editorial Reviews. Review. "This riveting account, written by a brave and brokenhearted mother Forgiven: The Amish School Shooting, a Mother's Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace - Kindle edition by Terri Roberts, Jeanette Windle.
Last week I was lucky enough to attend a church service of remembrance at a retirement village in Lancaster. Terri was the featured speaker and told her story. She was dynamic, warm, engaging and chock full of a palpable, remarkable grace. Her trust in and love of God lit her up. Oh, and by the way, she has stage 4 breast cancer and is running out of days.
Reply to Comment. Through the music, dedicated staff and programs, and events, CHRI has helped lead me back and stay strong in my faith. Return policy. Yet no one but Jimmy Beiler ever asks her out, and she always declines, certain he only pities her. I only hope people learn from this book and can find such faith.
She asked us to pray for Rosanna, one of the injured schoolhouse girls. Terri has helped the family care for her during the past 8 years and believes that our prayers could result in a miracle. With heartfelt prayer, she believes that Rosanna might speak or walk again.
Leaving there, I too believed in miracles. Oct 17, Marianne rated it it was amazing. Forgiven: stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for an offense, flaw, or mistake We all know that we need to forgive, but how do we know we have actually forgiven? Is it a choice, like love? Is it easier to know when we have not forgiven?
I do not know if the book has a lot of answers, and perhaps raises more questions in the reader's mind. This book is graphic in that we see and feel the raw emotion that the author, Terri Roberts has and shows, as well as the pain of the victims. This Forgiven: stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for an offense, flaw, or mistake We all know that we need to forgive, but how do we know we have actually forgiven?
This is probably the only book ever written from the perpetrator's mother's viewpoint, and as such is a powerful voice. It was well written and the story flowed along much better than some other biographical stories do. It also gives us a picture of the deep faith that all the characters that make an appearance in the book have. I was given a free book in exchange for an honest review. A positive critique was not required. The opinions are my own. Oct 26, Amanda Tero rated it it was amazing.
This is an amazingly heart-wrenching story! While I heartily agree with the message of forgiveness, I realize not everyone would be able to read this book because of the difficulty of the situation. I did not find any details to be too descriptive, but me not being a crier , I fought tears for most of the book. Roberts after "The Happening," but she reflects back to life how it was. It goes back and forth between past and present events. In no This is an amazingly heart-wrenching story! In no way does she try to diminish the choice of her son but makes it very clear his choices were a result of his bitterness towards God.
It was amazing to read how the Amish and Roberts families reached out to each other and bonded together through the love of Christ. Though I do not agree with the doctrine of their churches, what stood out was Christ and His forgiveness--His enabling to forgive. I loved her reminiscence of visiting the Amish the year after "The Happening. You cannot read the stories of these Amish children without being touched.