Monday, April 11, 2011

Review–Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer


Beside Still Waters
by Tricia Goyer
B&H Publishing Group
252 pages

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Marianna Sommer believes she knows where her life is headed. Nineteen years old and Amish, her plan is to get baptized into the church, marry Aaron Zook, and live in the only community she's ever known.

When Marianna's family moves from Indiana to Montana she discovers life and faith will never be the same. As she builds an easy friendship with local guy, Ben Stone, Ben not only draws her heart, he also gets her thinking about what loving God and living in community is all about.

As Marianna struggles to find "home", she also encounters God in intimate ways. Click here to watch the book trailers.

MY REVIEW:  I am not ordinarily a fan of Amish fiction, whether it’s because I can’t relate or the style of writing I can’t be sure. But I AM a fan of Tricia Goyer, so I starting reading this book with very high hopes. And I was not disappointed.

This book not only gives us a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the Amish, but also the sharing of what an intimate relationship with God can be.

“In all the years she’d gone to church and lived in her community she’d never met someone who talked about God like He was right there caring about the events of her day. She’d never thought about a God who would make a sunrise to please her for that moment.”

This was just one of the passages in the book that made me stop and ponder Our Father, who loves for us to stop and enjoy what He has created.

Beside Still Waters is a very enjoyable, easy read that I do not hesitate to recommend. Tricia Goyer has brought us another book to pass amongst our friends.


To celebrate the release of the first book in the Big Sky Amish series Tricia is giving away 10 copies of Beside Still Waters and a pair of super cute antique Amish salt & pepper shakers. (photo attached)

Details at Tricia’s blog, It’s Real Life:
BONUS! Each person who enters the giveaway will receive a FABULOUS Montana Amish Calendar. Hurry, it’s only available while supplies last!


** Thank you to Litfuse for providing me with a copy of this book to review.

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