Forgiven: The Amish School Shooting, a Mother's Love, and a Story of Remarkable GraceBeverly Lewis, Beverly Lewis, Jeanette Windle, Terri Roberts, Terri With Jeanette Windle Roberts, Terri With Jeanette Windle Roberts
2016 Christan Book Award ® Nominee: New Author Book of the Year In Forgiven, Terri Roberts, the mother of the Amish schoolhouse shooter, shares her moving true story of forgiveness, grace, and healing with the Amish community. Product Details: Page Count: 240 Relea... Read More
In Forgiven, Terri Roberts, the mother of the Amish schoolhouse shooter, shares her moving true story of forgiveness, grace, and healing with the Amish community.
Page Count: 240
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Sep 1, 2015
- UPC: 9780764217326
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 240
- Publish Date: Oct 6, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012000"
- ISBN: 0764217321
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- Beautiful book brought tears to my eyes as she relived what happened on that horrible day. by aussiegirl on 12/5/2015
The Amish School Shooting,
A Mother’s Love,
And a Story of Remarkable Grace
Terri Roberts with Jeanette Windle
I do love the cover of this book soft colors and very smoothing to the eyes.
I am sure everyone heard of the shooting at the Amish School house after all it was all over the news in every state. It happened on Oct. 2, 2006 seems like a life time ago to me but for the parents of the girls shot and hurt or killed and the mother of the shooter I am sure it is very fresh in their minds as if it were yesterday. The young man shot and killing five girls and wounding five girls, then taking his own life.
The young man’s mother is writing this books and I am sure this brings back memories that one wishes never happened in the first place but to bring them back has got to be one of the hardest things a parent can go through. I can’t imagine how they all dealt with the heart aches and lose of such young lives and yet these beautiful Amish people had a heart big enough to forgive and help the mother of the shooter. Now that is grace. As you travel through this book on a journey no one wants to travel Mrs. Roberts shows the love and faith these beautiful people have of a Lord that they follow and believe in.
I truly can’t imagine the thoughts that took residence in the mind of Mrs. Roberts as she tried to play the scene of these devastating accounts that have no answers and that leaves a family unsettled. The families of the girls killed and injured that forever will remain a mystery to the mother and the parents of the girls, as Mrs. Roberts writes this book trying to find the journey of her life, and trying to find answers that aren’t there to help put this at rest. Only God knows why and only when Mrs. Roberts reaches Heaven will God answer what is a forbidden answer here on Earth?
I am sure the healing of all the families will take a very long time. I am also sure that forgiveness is one of the answers to the healing process that the Amish has learned long before any of us have. Healing is a long process but I am sure with God at your side the process goes just a little faster for God gives peace where no one else can.
I recommend this book highly. It’s a hard read but a good read. I received this beautiful book free from Bethany house for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s.
- An Amazing Book! by Sydney on 11/13/2015
An amazing read; something I would highly recommend. It is written by the mother of Charlie Roberts, who, in 2006, entered the one-room schoolhouse of the Nickel Mines Amish community, held ten girls hostage, and finally shot them (killing five) before turning a gun on himself. Another school shooting tragedy - but what makes this so different is the reaction of the Amish community towards the English (non-Amish) shooter and his family. In the days that followed the shooting, the Amish community came forward with forgiveness. While the Roberts family wasn't Amish, they were known in the community, and instead of the community reviling them for what their son had done, they opened their arms to the hurting family. Charlie left behind a wife and three children of his own, as well as his parents and siblings, all who were left reeling in the wake of this crime.
Others might wonder where the anger was, where was the thirst for revenge? But in their faith, the Amish believe they need to set those feelings aside and forgive. Not only did this help the community in their time of grief, but it was offered to the Roberts family and helped them to begin healing as well.
This book takes one through the childhood and teen years of Charlie through his mother's eyes, and shares with the reader the confusion, pain, and anguish of that October day nine years ago. What's more, it allows the reader to take a glimpse inside those families of the five girls who were killed, and how forgiveness and grace gave them strength.
I received an advanced copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a fair and honest review.