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The Promise of an Angel

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Interrupting the ordered routine of the Mecosta County Amish settlement, an angelic visitor awakens Judith to a new faith.

All Judith Fischer ever wanted is to marry within her community and raise a family. She longs for the day when her parents will allow Levi Plank to officially court her.

But on the day Judith suspects Levi will ask her parent's permission, her younger brother Samuel has an accident under her charge. Rushing to Samuel's aid, Judith spies a strange man helping him; a man she later believes was an angel.

When she shares her conviction with her family and close friends, she is shocked to find that no one believes her, including Levi. In the days following the accident, the angel visits Judith with information that may guide her down the path of faith, should she choose to follow.

As her community slowly distances themselves, only one person is willing to stand up for her―the bishop's son, Andrew Lapp. But can he convince the settlement to listen to her? With a show of faith that flies in the face of her conservative upbringing, can Judith hold strong to the promise that there are even greater things in store for those who believe in God's miracles?

Reading Guides

Reading Group Guide

  1. How do Judith and Martha react differently to their brother's accident? Was there a time when you lashed out at a close friend or relative? Did you recognize your action immediately?
     
  2. Have you experienced a time when you've taken a stand on something, only to feel as though you were standing alone? Maybe a friend took a stand and you were able to offer support or help?
     
  3. Even though Judith believed she was following God's direction, how did she behave when she thought God was silent? What does the scripture John 14:18 mean to you?
     
  4. Although Judith wasn't always aware of Andrew's support, he still held her up. What are ways we can hold each other up during a time of need? Can you think of others outside your circle of friends and family that you could help?
     
  5. In John 16:33 what does Jesus tell us we can have? How is this possible?
     
  6. What do the following scriptures say about God's faithfulness?

    Psalms 89:24; Psalms 89:33; Psalms 101:6; Psalms 119:90; Hebrews 10:23

  7. Can you think of a time when God sent some form of encouragement to you that helped you to keep the faith? Perhaps something someone said, or the words of a certain song helped remind you of God's promises.
     
  8. When Samuel arrived home from the hospital unable to walk, Judith felt hopeless. Have you ever felt disappointed when God's plan is different from your own? The Bible tells us that His timing is perfect. Can you see how His timing in Judith's life was perfect?
     
  9. Has there been a time that while you were waiting on God's reply over a situation, you took the matter back into your own hands? What happened when you did? When we continually worry after we have prayed about something, are we taking the matter back into our own hands?
     
  10. Andrew told his father that Judith's faith pleased God. What does the Bible say about those who diligently seek him? Hebrews 11:6
     
  11. How did Andrew help Judith the most? Have you ever prayed for someone and felt strengthened yourself?
     
  12. What does the Bible say about angels in Psalm 91:11?
     

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The Promise of an Angel, Ruth Reid
  • The Promise of an Angel, Ruth Reid

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Interrupting the ordered routine of the Mecosta County Amish settlement, an angelic visitor awakens Judith to a new faith.

All Judith Fischer ever wanted is to marry within her community and raise a family. She longs for the day when her parents will allow Levi Plank to officially court her.

But on the day Judith suspects Levi will ask her parent's permission, her younger brother Samuel has an accident under her charge. Rushing to Samuel's aid, Judith spies a strange man helping him; a man she later believes was an angel.

When she shares her conviction with her family and close friends, she is shocked to find that no one believes her, including Levi. In the days following the accident, the angel visits Judith with information that may guide her down the path of faith, should she choose to follow.

As her community slowly distances themselves, only one person is willing to stand up for her―the bishop's son, Andrew Lapp. But can he convince the settlement to listen to her? With a show of faith that flies in the face of her conservative upbringing, can Judith hold strong to the promise that there are even greater things in store for those who believe in God's miracles?

More Information

Length 304 Pages
Series A Heaven On Earth Novel
Publication Date May 31, 2011
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 1595547886
ISBN-13 9781595547880
Height 8.2"
Width 5.5"