More than anything else, it’s a story of family, friendship, struggle and faith.
You come to know the family and friendship, because the author puts you right there. As I sat down to write this review, I started paging again through the book, my 3rd reading, I looked up and ½ an hour had passed. This is a book where you feel like you know the people. The family.
But running beneath this story is real history. Christina Krause was a real person. And even more, there is a story of faith and an immigrant experience that is totally outside the bounds of anything you think of when you think “immigrant.” Or when you think “faith.” Moravians were not the missionaries you might imagine. Once known as “The Happy People,” the Moravian faith really is unique. And this book brings that faith alive in story.
If you are looking for a book with substance, one that you can read and then think, “Hmm, that was a great story. And I actually learned something,” this is it.
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