Book Reviews of Awaiting the dawn

Awaiting the dawn
Awaiting the dawn
Author: Dorcas Hoover
ISBN-13: 9780878135479
ISBN-10: 0878135472
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 123
Rating:
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5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Christian Light Publications
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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A true account of how faith and love triumphed over hate and murder when a missionary family in Guatemala was attacked by midnight terrorist.
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This is the story about the martyrdom of John Troyer and how his wife Marie was able to endure the hardship while having 5 small children to care for. This book doesn't give much history of their time in Guatemala, which I was hoping to hear more about, but it did express much information about what happened on the night of the murder, as well as the murder attempt of Gary Miller.

This book was filled with photos and it gave updates in a new chapter on what the family has since been up to. It was a bit of a fast read and took me only a couple of hours, but it was so well done. When a murder happens, most people seek revenge, but through Jesus' teachings they learned to find healing through forgiveness. Definitely this was great, and I loved it (and not just because I am a New-order Mennonite so I get that mentality in general).