Historical story speaks to today

Monday, September 18, 2017

Other Side of the River: A story of love and faith under great tribulation Janice L. Dick Helping Hands Press Review by Leonard Klassen What is the subject?…

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Vivid book ends with hope: Consider the sunflowers

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Consider the Sunflowers       Elma Schemenauer Borealis Press  Tina Janz, her father Obrom, and Roland Fast, the man Tina’s father wants her to marry, are caught…

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Amish faith in peril

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Title: Jacob’s Choice, Return to Northkill, Book 1
Author: Ervin R. Stutzman
Jacob’s Choice is not another simple Amish romance, as the cover may suggest. It’s a skillfully portrayed, heart-wrenching story – based on history – of personal conviction, spiritual struggle, persecution, horror, loss, recovery and forgiveness.

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Teen comes of age by discovering the past

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Wittenbergs
Author: Sarah Klassen
Mia Wittenberg begins her final year in her Winnipeg high school with youthful enthusiasm and hope for the future, but as she observes her family and friends’ struggles with priorities, morals, addictions, and failing hopes, her enthusiasm wanes.

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Hiding secrets, finding hope

Sunday, August 1, 2010

This Hidden ThingAuthor: Dora Dueck“You’re not wanted…too fresh off the train.” So begins the fictional account of Maria Klassen, newly emigrated from South Russia to Winnipeg in the winter of 1927. From there, we witness Maria’s life as defined by the powerful secret she keeps.

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The Emerald Angel

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wilma L. Derksen
Story teaches acceptance
The Emerald Angel is an adult story told through the perspective of a child. Main character Ava feels invisible to her family; she’s an unwanted child whose mistakes are chastised and whose good deeds are overlooked…

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