Living Inspired ~ Thursday 3CT (9/19/13)
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This week on Living Inspired, we’ll be chatting with inspirational author Lisa Troyer about her book A Place to Belong (Barbour Publishing, 2011), and Amish fiction author Elizabeth Byler Younts on the upcoming Promise to Return (Howard Books, 2013).
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More about Lisa: Lisa Troyer enjoys spending time with her husband Bob, and their children Jillian and Christian. Pursuing her passion for women’s ministry, she has been involved with Circle of Friends for over a decade.
More about A Place to Belong: Lisa Troyer—president of Circle of Friends Ministries, singer/songwriter, and program show host for Moody Radio—shares her passion for women’s ministry, as well as the story behind a dynamic group of “women helping women,” who call themselves the Circle of Friends. Readers will be inspired to reach the lives of women—locally, nationally, and globally. A much-needed message of hope. . .that women all have a place to belong in the heart of Christ.
A Place To Belong has challenged me in so many ways, that I have recommended this book to many people already and I have only owned it for about a month. Written in a very simple manner, Lisa takes you on a journey to help you become authentic and accepting, to affirm who you are in Christ, and to be accountable and to take action. This book is the perfect book for Bible Studies and small groups, for book clubs and for individuals to be challenged to be all that God has meant you to be, to let go of fear, let go of the past and to grasp hold of the future and climb out of your comfort zone to do His will for your life. I cannot recommend this book enough. I loved it!
Shirley Rempel, A Mom After God’s Own Heart
Lisa’s honesty and openness draw you not just into her story, but the beautiful story God is writing through her life and the ministry of Circle of Friends.
There is freedom within these pages.
Chris Fabry, Award Winning Author and Radio Host
More about Elizabeth: Elizabeth Byler Younts is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers. She is an Air Force officer’s wife and a homeschooling mom with two young daughters. She makes her home wherever her family is stationed. Elizabeth was Amish as a child and after her parents left the church she still grew up among her Amish family and continues to speak Pennsylvania Dutch.
More about Promise to Return: When World War II breaks out, Miriam Coblentz’s peaceful Amish world is turned upside down . . .
It’s 1943, and Miriam Coblentz and Henry Mast are nearing their wedding day when the unthinkable happens—Henry is drafted. However, since he is a part of the pacifist Amish tradition, Henry is sent to a conscientious objector Civilian Public Service camp. When he leaves for the work camp, his gaping absence turns Miriam’s life upside down. Little does she know it’s only the beginning . . . When Henry returns home, he brings news that shakes Miriam and their Amish community to the core. Henry believes God has called him to enlist in the army and fight for his country, leaving her to make an important decision: whether to choose loyalty to the peaceful life she’s always known or her love for Henry. Two worlds collide in this unforgettable debut novel, providing a fascinating and rare look into Amish culture during World War II. While Henry is battling enemies across the ocean, Miriam struggles between her devotion to Henry and her love of the Amish way of life. One question is at the bottom of it all: will she follow the rules of her religion or the leading of her heart?
Elizabeth Byler Younts draws on her Amish roots and her considerable writing talent to create a love story both rich and believable. A polished, engaging writing style makes Promise to Return a fantastic debut sure to please with its unique storyline.
Rosslyn Elliott, award-winning author of Fairer Than Morning
Promise to Return is an intriguing glimpse into the conflicted hearts of Amish men and women during World War II. If you enjoy reading novels about the Amish community, you’ll love this beautifully written story about loyalty, faith, and a sweet promise for the future.
Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of The Silent Order and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana