About the Book
'My story is not about my past, but about your future.' In the startling tragedy of the Amish schoolhouse shooting at Nickel Mines, one story has never been told. Marie Roberts Monville, the wife of the man who created such horror, tells her story for the very first time. It is a story of sorrow, of madness and destruction, but also one of deliverance, compassion, forgiveness and beauty. Marie Monville knew that day that life, as she knew it, was over. What she never anticipated was a personal encounter with God that would rewrite all she believed about herself, her faith, and the God she thought she knew. The Milkman's Daughter reveals three love stories: the innocent love of a milkman's daughter for a husband in pain, the incomprehensible love of God in the aftermath of massacre and destruction, and the promise-filled love of God waiting to unfold in the life of every person who reads this book. Marie's journey since that darkest of days has been invaded with light, and these pages shine that light into the darkest questions we all face--questions about our past, our value, our identity, and own powerlessness in this fallen world. Come face to face with the Power behind every answer. (Goodreads)
One Light Still Shines is a book a knew I wanted to read but I had to be in the right mood. I knew it would be terribly sad and it is, it's heartbreaking. But it's beautiful how Marie has trusted in God fully throughout the years and even during the moment. I can't imagine going through what she did with her three children. I wasn't sure what her perspective would be or what she would write about but it talks about what she was feeling when she found out what her husband did. She had no idea what he was planning when he shot those little girls, she thought all was fine in her little world. I really loved how kind the Amish were during the tragedy, doing as Christ would. The ending threw me a bit but God works in mysterious ways! This is written beautifully and honestly. If you are up for reading with a few tears and an incredible faith in God I highly recommend!
"I received this book from Booksneeze for free in exchange for an honest review."