How do you respond when bad things are threatening your family or community? Some people rely on local law enforcement, others take matters in their own hands and still others trust God to protect them. Unbreakable is a book about a community of Mennonites who are being threatened by outside forces. Their community is under attack and they have to decide to continue with their non-violent, peaceful stand and trust that God will protect them or take up arms and defend themselves.
In the world I live in, it just makes sense to trust in our local law enforcement and the security measures that are in place. But in the community of Kingdom, there are no elected officials and the only police officer is not concerned with keeping the peace in the Mennonite community. Hope and her circle of family and friends are faced with the dilemma of whether to arm themselves or remain a community of peace.
In this book, 26 year old Hope is recovering from a broken engagement and facing the possibility of love from another man. All throughout the book, Hope is trying to decide who to marry. She finally decides where her future lies in the last 2 pages.
My opinion of Unbreakable
I enjoyed reading the first book in the Road to Kingdom series, Inescapable. But it took me a little while to get into Unbreakable. Because I have no real connection to the Mennonite community, sometimes I find myself a little frustrated with the rules and traditions that the characters face in this genre of books. However, I love the way the characters question everything and eventually come to understand and stand by their own beliefs.
Once I got into the story of Unbreakable, I couldn’t put it down. There was no obvious solution or predictable ending. I had to find out what Hope would decide and who was at the core of the violence.
About the Author
Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman and their dog, Watson. She’s authored thirteen books and is currently at work on her newest series for Bethany House Publishing.
All of Nancy’s novels have an added touch – something for your spirit as well as your soul. “I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing,” Nancy says. “It’s a part of me and of everything I think or do. God is number one in my life. I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t believe that this is what He’s called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan especially for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.”
About the book
Gentle and unassuming Hope Kauffman has never been one to question or try to make changes. She quietly helps her father run Kingdom Quilts and has agreed to the betrothal her father arranged for her with the devout but shy Ebbie Miller.
Despite Hope’s and other Kingdom residents’ attempts to maintain the status quo, changes have already begun to stir in the small Mennonite town. The handsome and charismatic Jonathon Wiese is the leader of the move to reform, and when one of Kingdom’s own is threatened by a mysterious outsider, Jonathon is one of the first to push for the town to arm itself. Hope’s fiance, Ebbie, is at the forefront of those demanding the town stay true to its traditions of nonviolence.
When strange incidents around town result in outright attacks on several townspeople, Hope can’t help but question what she’s always been taught. As the town that’s always stood so strong together is torn apart at the seams, Hope is caught between opposing sides, both represented by those she has come to care for. With tensions high and lives endangered by an unknown threat, Hope fears Kingdom can never survive in one piece.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Unbreakable, go HERE.
I received a copy of this book from Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for the purpose of the review. I was not required to write a positive review