I LOVED this book. It's a waonderful tale about a man excommunicated from his strict Amish upbringing and his lifelong attempt to get back in his father's good graces. At the same time he slowly realizes that his relationship with his father has reached further than he thought and has left a possibly irreversible mark on his relationship with is own son.
Levi's Will is an incredible book about a young man who runs away from his responsibility and the consequences. Unfortunately, he carries away with him, guilt, bitterness and deception.
Amish life is nicely represented reminding us that these people are human beings with real lives. This book is not your typical romantic Amish story. It is honest and extremely well written. Truly worth reading.
I thought this book was very good, & so did my Christian friends!!!!
If you like reading Amish books you will love this one. A man shunned for leaving the faith tries to reunite with his father.
The story of Will - shunned from his Amish family when he chose to run away - is a very good story. I enjoyed the characters and direction the story took. However .... The STYLE of the story was difficult for me to follow. Each chapter jumped between Will's memories of his past, then back to his present day. I guess it bounced back and forth too often for my preference.
But the story itself is reflective, shows regrets, but most importantly, redemption.
Would recommend if you do not get confused jumping back and forth in time!
Excellent story about a boy who flees from the Amish way of life after being shunned.
Not totally focused only on Amish, though, good story about life in and out of Amish ways.
This is an excellent story of how a young man's life becomes a lie when he runs away from his home in the Old Amish Order. He has much to learn & lots of difficulties to face. When I get a new book I always look in the back to see if there is a note to the reader. In the book, the author in his acknowledgements says that the main story of the book is based on his parents lives. This made the book much more meaningful to me & gave me an inside look into the Old Order Amish & how our early lives affect so much of what we do & become as adults but God is bigger than our heritage & can change a person's heart & life, as you will read in the book.