Lewis returns to Lancaster County for a powerful new series based on actual historical events--a heated debate over salvation and tractors--that causes a group of Amish families to break away from the Old Order. Two young people, Nellie and Caleb, are caught in the heartbreaking divide.
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- ISBN-13: 9780764203107
- ISBN-10: 076420310X
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
- Publish Date: October 2007
- Dimensions: 8.36 x 5.58 x 0.91 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.83 pounds
- Page Count: 348
Life and love among the Amish
Suzy Fisher's death spurs a life-altering series of events in the Pennsylvania Amish community. She drowned when rowing with a group of Englischers, and her unbaptized "wayward ways" mean she has surely been kept out of heaven. Nellie Mae's grief for her sister is overwhelming. Some individuals in the community are becoming interested in modern leisures, and their desires to own tractors and embrace salvation lead to excommunication. On the eve of a great schism in the church, Caleb Yoder begins secretly courting Nellie Mae. The two struggle to stay together as their families are divided. The Parting is the winning inaugural installment of a three-book series exploring young emotion, family life and a contentious rebirth. Beverly Lewis' extensive research supports a vivid story.