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Raymond and her mind is opened to a history and heritage far different from her own With her newly expanding horizons Christine wonders if she can return to the domestic life that is expected of her Her heart still longs to be with Andy but she isn’t the same person she was before the fire and she wonders if he can accept who she is becoming Has too much distance grown between them? Or can they bridge the gap from past to present and find their way back together? A Long Bridge Home by Kelly Irvin – Interesting Likable Characters and Storyline But Has Some Wrong TheologyKelly Irvin has uickly become one of my favorite Christian fiction writers Until I started reading her novels I hadn’t read too many Amish theme books I was excited at the opportunity to read Kelly’s newest book A Long Bridge Home the second book in the Amish of Big Sky Country which takes place during the same timeframe as the first book Mountains of Grace Wildfires are burning in the mountains near the community of West Kootenai MontanaChristine and the Mast family evacuate but do not intend to return to West Kootenai Her mother and father have decided it’s time for their family to return to Kansas where her father’s parents live and need help in their older years Christine is desperate to stay because of her special friend Andy Lambright While they are not engaged they’ve talked about marriage and seem to be heading in that direction Andy is evacuating too but he’s returning to his family’s home so he can deal with some unfinished business Andy and Christine persuade her parents to let her stay a little bit closer in St Ignatius MontanaChristine will be staying with family but she will be experiencing a whole new world than what she’s used to Andy returns home and finds old wounds still haven’t healed and the best remedy is forgiveness even though he was one who was wronged Will his lack of honesty drive Christine away? Will Christine remain faithful to her special friend? Or will she be lured away by the excitement of her new friend Raymond Old Fox and a culture that is foreign to her? I really liked the characters in A Long Bridge Home My favorite was Andy he was an honest and vulnerable and was growing and maturing I liked Christine but found her secrecy about her relationship with Raymond betrayed her conscience Raymond Old Fox was an interesting character and I liked him I wondered what attracted him to pursue a friendship with Christine I found it interesting to learn about the Native Indian history and culture and to see some of the similarities to the Amish culture and the contrastsWhere I ran into some discomfort with this book was how Christine wrestled with the differences in her Christian faith and spirituality from Raymond’s Native Indian culture It is interesting to learn of other cultures and what they believe but as a Christian we cannot forget that the Bible is the plumbline of truth and of right and wrong heaven and hell sin rebellion truth righteousness forgiveness repentance and salvation through Jesus Christ aloneChristine hesitated to share her faith in part because of the mistreatment of Raymond’s Native Indian ancestors at the hands of people who said they were ChristiansI tried to let Christine wrestle through what she was learning and how that differed from what she knew of the Bible I struggled with her trying to see her Christian faith and Raymond’s spirituality as euivalent Christine seemed to think that Raymond’s belief in a Creator was the same as her belief in the God of the Bible At one point she said “He’s your God too” I wanted to tell Christine “No He’s notnot at this point” But I did appreciate that Christine wanted to pray for Raymond and she felt the need to tell him about Jesus Christ even though that was not done in her Amish culture I appreciated Andy’s trust in Christine and his mature understanding of the differences between the Amish and Indian religious beliefs Christine had some wrong theology and I highlighted a number of statements and made many notes I tried to let the character wrestle with her thoughts and theological understanding Ideally I would like to have wrong theology corrected in the novel perhaps by another character or by a character’s growing understanding Is the right theology important in a fiction novel by a Christian author? Yes because that book may influence a reader for right or wrong There was much that I liked about A Long Bridge Home the characters and storyline But I struggled with some of the wrong theology the main character expressed I would like to thank Zondervan Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read A Long Bridge Home by Kelly Irvin I was under no obligation to give a favorable review

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A Long Bridge HomeAfter her community in the awe inspiring Montana mountains is suddenly consumed by a raging wildfire one young Amish woman finds herself in a new town where she’s introduced to the Native culture of the Kootenai people When the Mast family is forced to evacuate their home in the West Kootenai region of Montana Christine chooses not to move with her family to her father’s childhood home in Kansas Instead she wants to stay closer to home and to her beau Andy Lambr One of my favorite authors of Amish romances Kelly Irvin writes books with an amazing story line that I will revisit time and again It's a treat to be back in Montana once again The Big Sky Country which I really need to visit with the same characters and some new we get to meetChristine has some tough decisions to make and with the complexity of her relationship with her beau Andy who seems to be holding onto secrets from his past will they be able to reach a compromise in their relationship?In this book I also enjoyed learning about the areas Native American peopleAnother powerful faith filled book that will keep your attention and you'll not want to missPublished February 11th 2020 by ZondervanI was given a complimentary copy of this book Thank youAll opinions expressed are my own

Kelly Irvin ↠ A Long Bridge Home eBook

A Long Bridge Home eBook Î 336 pages Download ´ naturaltreatment  After her community in the awe inspiring Montana mountains is suddenly consumed by a raging wildfire one young Amish woman finds herself in a new town where she’s introduced to the Native culture of the Kootenai people When the Mast famIght who has yet to ask for her hand in marriage and who seems to be holding tightly to secrets from his past Now living with her aunt and uncle in St Ignatius Christine is on her own for the first time in her life While working in her uncle’s store Christine meets Raymond Old Fox whom she befriends and he introduces her to his rich native culture with strong ties to the earth and nature Despite the warnings of her aunt and uncle Christine is inexplicably drawn to A LONG BRIDGE HOME by Kelly Irvin is the second book in the Amish of Big Sky Country series It’s the wonderfully written story of Christine Mast and the adventures life takes her onChristine is firm in her Amish faith She was baptized right after her rumspringa because she’s always known where she belonged And her heart has always belonged to Andy Lambright With the fire evacuation threats comes great upheaval for the whole community – Christine and Andy includedChristine’s father had already decided to move his family before the fire West Kootenai Montana is the only home Christine has ever known The thought of moving away has made her very sad Maybe Andy will ask her to marry him and they can stay there However Andy feels before he can move forward that he must confront his past and make peace When asked to come home due to his father’s health and then his cabin was burned down by the fire he knows the time has come However he doesn’t want to lose Christine either A compromise is struck when her parent’s agree to allow Christine to live with an aunt and uncle in St Ignatius Still not together but at least not as far apartAndy gets back home and immediately has to face the reason he left – the woman that was to have been his wife but instead married his brother His father in not only in very bad health but he has asked Andy to move back to help take some of the burden off his brothers How can he move back and live with the situation that sent him running away? His life is in another town now with another woman that he wants to marry Can he ask her to up and move away from the only home she has ever known?While away from her family and Andy Christine is befriended by Raymond Old Fox a Kootenai Indian Although she knows it against her beliefs she finds herself curious to find out about the Native American culture and how their beliefs are different and the same Her rebellion against her uncle’s wishes ends up with her parent’s coming to pick her up Can she convince them to go back to her hometown since their home was spared by the fire? With Andy’s trust issues can she get him to believe in her and trust her? Having ventured from her core beliefs can she find true happiness in the Amish way of life and now be ready to settle down with Andy?Kelly Irvin does an amazing job of weaving two part of a remarkable story meshing them into one seamless and remarkable book On one hand there is the romantic story of Christine and Andy with Andy’s baggage from a former love the fire’s evacuation and Christine having to leave the only home she has ever known while dealing with the fact that she isn’t Andy’s first love On the other hand you have Christine while strong in her faith wishing to explore the world outside the Amish community trying to understand the beliefs of others and their way of lifeYou can tell there was a great deal of research that went into writing this book to make everything authentic to both place time people and religion It’s that attention to detail that make A LONG BRIDGE HOME such a great book to read Once you start you don’t want to put it down I would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a good clean Christian book the Amish genre or a sweet romance Never been disappointed by this author and I sure wasn’t in this book Can’t wait for the next book in this series or the opportunity to read any other book by this author