Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Jolina Petersheim's The Alliance ~ Reviewed


The Alliance
Molina Petersheim
Series: The Alliance
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Author Signed edition (June 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1496402219

Description: 

When Leora Ebersole sees the small plane crash in her Old Order Mennonite community, she has no idea it's a foreshadowing of things to come. Soon after the young pilot, Moses Hughes, regains consciousness, they realize his instruments were destroyed by the same power outage that killed the electricity at the community store, where Englischers are stranded with dead cell phones and cars that won't start.

Moses offers a sobering theory, but no one can know how drastically life is about to change. With the only self-sustaining food supply in the region, the Pacifist community is forced to forge an alliance with the handful of stranded Englischers in an effort to protect not only the food but their very lives.

In the weeks that follow, Leora, Moses, and the community will be tested as never before, requiring them to make decisions they never thought possible. Whom will they help and whom will they turn away? When the community receives news of a new threat, everyone must decide how far they're willing to go to protect their beliefs and way of life.

Review: 

The Alliance takes place in an Old Order Mennonite Community. Leora Ebersole is taken aback when a small plane crashes in her community. The pilot, Moses Hughes, regains concsiousness, and realizes his plane crashed because his instruments were destroyed by a strange power outage the took out the electricity and power in all of the local stores. Not only that, the cars and cell phones of the Englishers in town were not working either. Moses, theory is that there was an EMP attack, causing the loss of all power and electricity, and that it will not come back. This results in the town and the Englischers coming together to ration food and protect their families and belongings from anyone who might come along from the cities. This ordeal tests both Leora and Moses, not only in their faith, but the struggle they have with the growing attraction they feel towards each other.

This was a very interesting storyline that I did not expect when I started the story. I guess the thing that hits home is that this is something that could realistically happen today, and it makes you wonder what will happen, how the world will react, and how we as believers are to conduct ourselves. Of course, God is sovereign over all, and we can trust him if something like this happens. However, it is a bit scary to think about. I'm hoping there is a sequel to this book as I felt like the ending was abrupt.

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers


BONUS REVIEW: 

Nora St Laurent shares her thoughts here: http://psalm516.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-alliance-by-jolina-petersheim.html

9 comments:

Charlers John said...

Thanks so much for sharing this awesome info! I am looking forward to see more posts by you!
Read Reviews and Compare

Crude Oil Intraday Target said...

Thank you for sharing this article with us. it was really good.

Best Crude Oil Tips Provider

Intraday Jackpot Tips said...

I always prefer to read the quality content and this thing I found in you post.

Mcx Crude Oil Call

Anonymous said...

Thanks a tonne for the list.Looking forward to read them! I would recommend is The Girl of My Dreams book written by D Dutta or even who will cry when you die summary by Robin Sharma. Give it a try ! both are beautifully written and expressed. I have given the link

Ayesha Begum said...

Its been ages since I have read a good book. Thank You SOOOOO much for this post. Really helpful. Already got a few book in mind which i need to pick up! To think of the last one I read was the secret of the nagas pdf. Feel free to add it in your list if you think its worth it..

Avtar Singh said...

nice pdf thanks for sharing download Ncert books

Gagan said...

thanks for sharing Livesuit


instagram captions friends

roth phallyka said...

I am looking forward to see more posts by you!



ทางบ้าน

Anonymous said...


bharat gas connection new

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
indane gas