(Book Review) No Longer a Child of Promise


No Longer a Child of PromiseReviewed by: Hanna Smith. professional writing major at Taylor University.

 


Introduction

Title: No Longer a Child of Promise

Series: Sequel to If You Leave This Farm

Author: Amanda Farmer

Publisher: Archway Publishing

Publication Date: August 27, 2015

Format: Print

Length: 221 Pages

OVERVIEW

After leaving the family farm, Amanda Farmer uses her newfound freedom to explore the world. Despite unfounded condemnation from her mother and anger from her father, Amanda finds a spouse, she gives birth to a daughter, and she redefines her faith. She achieves a career in nursing, builds her dream home, and finds her place in a family filled with love. But, Amanda’s past life threatens to drag her back into a cycle of hurt, anxiety, and broken relationships. As she struggles through the chaos of coping with an emotionally damaged family, Amanda learns to overcome the rejection of disinheritance and finds the strength to forgive.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

3 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Adults, primarily female, 18 and older

Christian Impact

This book explores the many aspects of a broken family and how to mend it with faith. Major themes include finding identity and value in God, gaining understanding through prayer and patience, and exploring the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. Members of hurting families will find comfort in knowing they are not alone and that they can find peace despite the pain.

Hanna Smith is a professional writing major at Taylor University.


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