Forgiven {Book Review}

The Amish School Shooting, a Mother's Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace
by Terri Roberts

About the book:
Who would have believed all the beauty God would create over the nine years since that awful day. On October 2, 2006, a gunman entered an Amish one-room schoolhouse, shooting ten girls, killing five, then finally taking his own life. This is his mother's story. Not only did she lose her precious son through suicide, but she also lost her understanding of him as an honorable man. Her community and the world experienced trauma that no family or community should ever have to face.

But this is, surprisingly, a story of hope and joy--of God revealing his grace in unexpected places. Today Terri lives in harmony with the Amish and has built lasting relationships that go beyond what anyone could have thought possible. From the grace that the Amish showed Terri's family from day one, to the visits and ongoing care Terri has given to the victims and their families, no one could have foreseen the love and community that have been forged from the fires of tragedy.

Let Terri's story inspire and encourage you as you discover the wonder of forgiveness
and the power of God to bring beauty from ashes.
A few years ago, I read a book written by Marie Monville. She was the wife of Charlie Roberts, the man who committed a brutal massacre at an Amish schoolhouse.  This book is written by his mother.

Terri shares about what happened on the day of the shooting and how it affected her, her family and the Amish community which they lived.

What still astounds me is how the Amish families quickly forgave the Roberts family. I read it in the first book and I watched it in Amish Grace, the movie about this shooting. They didn't blame them for what their son had done, instead they extended grace to them nearly immediately.

What happened after the funerals and as time went on was just as incredible. The families continued to reach out and open their homes to the Roberts family. The Roberts family continued to check in on the families, and became friends (and even family) with them.

This story will absolutely touch your heart and will be one you won't soon forget. This is an amazing read, I highly recommend it!

This book was provided to me free of charge by Bethany House in return for my honest review. The opinions i have expressed are my own.