Gathered Waters

Gathered Waters

by Cara Luecht

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ISBN-13: 9781939023308
Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Gathered Waters 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end! Make sure to read all the way, the real life account from the author's Great Aunt are inspiring! So well written, I was immersed in 1880s Sweden and cheered & cried along with the characters victories and struggles. Wonderful read!
CamieA More than 1 year ago
A great read! This book resonates the values of integrity and courage while emphasizing the value of family. It is eloquently written and reminds me to be grateful for the religious freedom we so often take for granted in America. Be prepared to feel as though you are in the 1880s and living the moments of the characters. Another great book by Cara Luecht – looking forward to her next publication.
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
A very touching book - but I cannot give it 5 starts because, for me, it was VERY slow reading, especially at first. But then it really picked up about midway through. I loved the fact that this was all inspired by the author's own heritage - by something one of her ancestors wrote.
Kelly_Stanley More than 1 year ago
Gathered Waters is based on the true story of the author’s family’s journey from Sweden to America. I always enjoy good historical fiction—I love learning details of daily life in a time or place I'm not familiar with, and this book provided that. But it also tells the story of a spiritual awakening. Brianna and her husband take a stand and ostracize themselves from the Lutheran Church, and this chronicles the resulting events. On its own, the story is good. But what makes it great is that it really made me think. In modern-day Christianity, many of us find our faith by watching others. It's easy to forget that not everyone has had that advantage. This book isn't about persecution—well, not in the way I think of the word. Instead, it's about that moment, that one shining moment when God reveals Himself and you can't help but be changed. It's about knowing, deep within your core, with a certainty no one else understands. Having that experience transforms you. You can't go back. You can't forget. Even when things fall apart—and from personal experience, I'll say even when you find yourself desperate to hang on to the few flimsy shreds of faith you still have—even then, you can't deny Him. You can't let go. Because you know deep, deep down that God is real. And that you want more. I've had those moments, but I've also been lucky enough to see others have the same. But in Gathered Waters, when Brianna and Anders turn their back on the powerful, formal Church-with-a-capital-C, they hadn't really seen this kind of spiritual relationship. They were stepping out in faith, feeling their way along, not sure where it would lead. And yet, what they experienced with God was too powerful to ignore. That's what had me fascinated and made me think. Would I have found God in that way if I'd lived then and there? Would I have had the courage they did? Because it wasn't easy. I loved following along with them as they found their way.