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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Book Review~One Light Still Shines

The nation was shocked seven years ago when a man entered an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania and shot ten girls.  I remember wondering how something like this could happen, especially to such peaceful, non-violent people?  The nation grieved with the Amish community, and was amazed to find out that the Amish involved actually reached out to the wife of the shooter, concerned for her and her family.  I remember being very touched by that gesture, and it made me start thinking differently when I hear of a horrible event such as a shooting.  Ever since the Amish Schoolhouse shooting, I remind myself of the grief the family of the shooter/person responsible also must be going through and remember to pray for them as well. 

Marie Monville is the wife of the Amish Schoolhouse shooter.  She wrote the book One Light Still Shines-My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting along with Cindy Lambert, telling her account of that horrible day and the aftermath.  Now remarried, the author goes deep into her thoughts and feelings as her world fell apart.  She shares how God was there for her when she didn't think she could keep going, and how she and her children rebuilt their lives. 

I was deeply touched by One Light Still Shines.  Marie Monville is a very brave woman, and she opens up to share the most heart wrenching time of her life with her readers.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and feel I have a better understanding of the events now.  The only thing I had a hard time with was how the book jumped back and forth in time, which did get confusing.  I do realize, however, that writing it in this format may have been the best way to tell the story.  I definitely recommend this book, full of sadness but also deliverance, redemption, and forgiveness.

*Disclosure: I received this book free from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Kayla Rice said...

Wow, sounds like a great book. Thank you for another great review.