Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Second Chance

I got this book from: Book Sneeze.

The year is 1777. America is in turmoil. And Amish life is far different than today.
Pennsylvania in the late 18th century, once called William Penn’s Woods, was an assortment of different faiths living together for the first time in American history. Included in this tapestry was a small and struggling population called Amish.
Surrounding this peaceful people were unavoidable threats: both Patriots and the British were pillaging land and goods for the sake of the war, young Amishmen were leaving the faith to take up arms and defend freedom. A simple walk in the untamed forests could result in death, if not from bullet or arrow, then from an encounter with a wild animal.
Amid this time of tumult, Adam Wyse is fighting a personal battle. To possibly join the war efforts and leave his faith, which would mean walking away from the only woman he’s ever loved: Lena Yoder. But for that love he’s made a promise that may keep them apart permanently.

This is a story between a father and a son's intimate relationship for a second chance. I picked this book randomly and I admit, the plot was somewhat slower. I even lost concentration in the middle, but God always has a plan when I'm reviewing such books. I find that the book speaks to me through a hidden message, that only I can find through His guiding.

Oftentimes, God sets a path for us and because of numerous situations, we stray off the path, either because it seems impossible or we want to go our own way. But God always gives us a second chance when we ask. He asks us to climb a mountain and most of us aren't even trained or experienced rock climbing.

But as soon as we get there, He is already ready with the gear and ropes. We just gotta trust Him for the next step that will take us to the top.

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