His Love Endures Forever by Beth Wiseman

10/09/2012

Matthew Lapp was planning on leaving the Amish faith. Nothing could stop him, not even the news that his English girlfriend, Danielle Kent, was pregnant. Matthew told her he didn't love her and wanted nothing to do with the her or the baby. Danielle was used to feeling of being abandoned and not being loved. Her father died when she was younger. Her mother physically abused her. And God seemed to be nowhere in all the mess of her life. 

Levi Detweiler was Danielle's best friend. Levi was an honest and good man, a gentleman. He was an all around good guy. He had put his faith in God as a child and understood that God had a plan for his life. He looked forward to marrying and raising his children in the Amish ways and according to the Ordnung. Then God told Levi to marry Danielle, who wasn't Amish. He wasn't sure if he was hearing God correctly. But he decided he was ready to give up everything, except his Christianity, to be Danielle's husband.

Levi and Danielle did have a love for one another, a friendship love. They weren't sure it could be a romantic love. Beth Wiseman had me thinking "Yes, they're getting married, no, they're not getting married, yes, no..."

Levi's mother, Vera, was another main character. She was obviously upset by the fact that Levi would no longer be Amish if he married Danielle. She even went against doing what she knew was right to stop him. Vera was very controlling when the story began. Other characters mentioned that she was a good woman but I didn't see it. I was glad to see my opinion change as I read on.

Danielle wanted to be the best mother she could be, despite her upbringing. She figured the only way to do that was with God in her life. The most unexpected person is the one that helped her see how much God loved her and how to trust Him.

A problem I had with this book was Danielle and Levi's ages. An 18 year old and a 22 year old are at different phases in life and have different priorities. It's hard to see a 22 year old male being best friends with an 18 year old  female, let alone the fact that one is Amish and the other isn't.

Cindy Woodsmall shows us through her characters that human love can come and go, or maybe not even be there at all, but God's love for us endures forever.

Land of Canaan Series

#1 Seek Me With All Your Heart

#2 The Wonder Of Your Love (read my review here)

#3 His Love Endures Forever


I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze for my honest review.

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