Monday, November 11, 2013
One light still shines~a book review
Marie Roberts Monville, tells the story of her life before and after the Amish schoolhouse shooting. She was the wife of the shooter who took the lives of 5 young girls and then his own on one tragic day, October 2, 2006. There were no noticeable signs, or predictions, just a phone call from her husband that morning before the shootings.
Marie is left to deal with the aftermath of this destruction of lives and families- widowed with 3 of her own children. How she survives, is a true gift from God through faith, redemption and love.
I don’t know exactly what I expected to find by reading this book. Maybe looking for answers; asking why?, but this is not about what her husband did, it is HER story. And I, at first couldn’t believe all the miracles and blessings Marie received from God. I was amazed at how forgiving and caring the Amish families (who lost loved ones) were towards Marie and her children. I was astounded by the amount of support from strangers Marie and her children received. Maybe I was expecting the darker side of the story. But, Marie’s story truly shows the light.
Although, a long read for me, (over 300 pages), I did find it worth reading. And I did come to believe in the miracles of God, and the love of people who do come together after a tragedy, such as this.
I received this book from Booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review.