Alone Yet Not Alone Review
I love history. One could even say that I’m a history fanatic. When I was asked to review the book Alone Yet Not Alone, I could barely contain my excitement. I went out to amazon to check out their review and this is what it said:
A miraculous survival. An extraordinary faith. Autumn 1755. Settled in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania, deep within America’s new frontier, the Leininger family celebrates the blessings of a beautiful homestead and bountiful harvest. Until tragedy strikes with the beginning of the French-Indian War, and the devastating raid known as the Penn’s Creek Massacre. The lives of this simple, God-fearing family are forever altered when Barbara and Regina, two young sisters, are carried away by a band of Allegheny warriors. Driven by their faith in God and the powerful bonds of family, Barbara and Regina hold firmly to the belief that they are never alone, even in their darkest hour, and that they will be reunited again.
This book takes us back to the beginning of the French and Indian War and is set in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania. The Leninger family had just began a new life after leaving Germany to escape persecution. All they had with them were the clothes on their backs, a few items and their faith. We learn how two Leninger sisters, age 12 and 9, were taken from their homes by Indians. This story is a real story about faith in God when we are afraid He has forgotten us. During their time in captivity, Barbara keeps the hope that God has not forsaken them by singing Regina’s favorite song, “Alone, Yet Not Alone.” By simply singing this song, Barbara shares this hope in an our Almighty God that He will take care of them and no matter what happens, He will not leave them. As a mom, I think this book also shows the importance of teaching our children the word of God early in their life.
The story tells the hardships that the girls endured as years went by. Would they escape or would they remain in captivity the rest of their life?
I also allowed my oldest (age 10) to read it and he found it impossible to put it down. I also asked his thoughts after he read it and this is what he had to say:
My favorite part of the book was the ending because I was curious to find out what happened. The author kept me in suspense the whole time. I really liked the pictures in the book but I wish that they would have not been in the middle of a chapter. I would recommend this book because it talks a lot about Indians, but most importantly, it talks about God.
Alone Yet Not Alone can be bought:
I am elated to share that this book has been made into a movie. It will be released in June of 2014! Hurry and read the book before the movie comes out :). Here is the review from Dove Family Friendly Reviews.
A clip from the film
Joni Eareckson Tada singing Alone, Yet Not Alone
I give this book a 5/5!!!
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*** I was given a copy of this book by FlyBy Promotions in hopes I would mention it on my blog***