Joshua’s Mission by Vannetta Chapman
Published: February 1st, 2016
Length: 337 pages
About the book:
Joshua’s Mission is a new standalone novel in the Plain and Simple Miracles collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another.
Joshua Kline travels from his farm in Oklahoma to offer aid to an Englisch town on the gulf coast of Texas after a category 4 hurricane has ravaged the area. He brings his brother with him, who needs a change of environment. The last thing he wants for Alton is another brush with the law. He is pleasantly surprised when he hears that Becca Troyer, the bishop’s granddaughter, plans on joining their team.
What will Joshua find when he arrives in Texas? A lack of electricity, certainly, which poses little problem for the Amish volunteers as they help restore order from destruction. But a budding romance? A call from God? And a possible healing of his relationship with Alton?
Joshua’s Mission is a story of love, forgiveness, and the grace of God that carries us through even the worst situations.
|I really enjoyed this book! I loved how the author was able to talk about some tough topics and yet still filled her book with hope and healing. She touches on loss, body image issues, eating disorders, mental health, insecurity, and immaturity. But she also talks about forgiveness and praying about everything. I really loved it! This is definitely not your standard Amish book.
I had done some missions work/disaster relief work in the past and I think that helped me connect with this book a little more. I would definitely recommend this book!