Sunday, August 9, 2015

An Amish Boy and A Mother's Prayer - A Book Review

An Amish Boy and A Mother's Prayers is the Biography of Glen Graber, the founder of Graber Post Buildings.

Glen Graber was raised in Daviess County, Indiana and is the oldest of nine children.  His family was excommunicated from the Old Order Amish church when Glen's father procrastinated in taking off the "air-filled" tires from his tractor.  They jumped from church to church as did many of the people in Daviess County when the rules of a church were to hard to live by.  Simon, Glen's father, was known for never having money and always borrowing money that he could not pay back.  Even though Simon seemed to always struggle with money, he taught his children to work hard and they knew that he loved them.   During the family's financial hardships Glen was watching and learning from his father's example and his mistakes.

Glen's mother was sick for a long time.  She had to spend a lot of time in bed.  She was eventually diagnosed with cancer, but by that time the end was near.  On her death bed she had one request:  That Glen would take care of the family.  She had one prayer:  that God would provide a business for Glen that would provide for the family so they would no longer have the financial hardships.

Glen took his mother's dying wishes very seriously and became determined to reverse the hardships of his childhood and provide a better life for his family.  He worked hard, trusted in the Lord and he succeeded.

I really enjoyed the story of the Graber family.  I found the book to be a very quick and easy read and it seemed such a personal story that it was more like sitting down with a good friend and chatting about the old days.   It is encouraging to see how a mother's prayers continues to bless a family even after she is gone.

If you would like to purchase An Amish Boy and a Mother's Prayer from Amazon you can do so by clicking HERE.

***Thank you to Aneko Press and BlogBooks4Life for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Sheila, for the interesting review. I think this book is a powerful reminder of the important role prayer and faith plays in passing on a godly heritage.