Thursday, August 9, 2012

"The Face of Heaven" by Murray Pura

The Face of Heaven by Murray Pura is historical Christian fiction about an Amish man and woman who feel strongly enough against slavery that the man joins the union army and the woman volunteers as a nurse on the battlefields of the Civil War. There is the romance story line too but the majority of the book is about the Civil War through their eyes. Nathaniel and Lyndel must endure shunning from their families and community when they join the war effort, but believe it is what God would have them do. I learned from reading this book that it is not the custom of the Amish to wear wedding bands and that a married woman wears a white knapp, but a single woman wears a black knapp.

Parts of this book were very intense and so gripping that I missed my bus stop while reading it coming home from work on the bus one day. Other, parts dragged a bit, but overall it was good. I also read The Wings of Morning by this author and liked that one even better.
(Karen's review)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!


  1. I haven't yet had the privilege of reading one of Murray's books though I hope to eventually change that. I also love that for comments on your blog money is being donated to Best Friends. Thanks for the review. :)

  2. missing your bus stop =) def funny to read off but probably not for you! of course, weather permitting, it may have been a healthy addition to your exercise routine !
    thanks for the review - it's up for grabs on Murray Pura Writing on FB - last day to enter? TODAY !


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