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By Murray Pura

Following at the heels of The Wings of Morning, the 1st booklet in Murray Pura's Snapshots in heritage sequence, comes this compelling saga of the Civil War.

In April 1861, Lyndel Keim discovers runaway slaves in her family's barn. while the boys are captured and lower back to their plantation, Lyndel and her younger Amish beau, Nathaniel King, locate themselves at odds with their pacifist Amish colony

Nathaniel enlists in what is going to develop into the well-known Iron Brigade of the Union military. Lyndel enters the fray as a Brigade nurse at the battlefield, sticking with reference to Nathaniel as they either witness the horrors of war--including the battles at Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, and Antietam. regardless of the pair's heroic sacrifices, the Amish simply see that Lyndel and Nathaniel became a part of the battle attempt, and either are banished.

And a critical conflict wound at Gettysburg threatens Nathaniel's lifestyles. Lyndel needs to name upon her religion in God to undergo the savage clash and to stand its painful aftermath, no longer figuring out if Nathaniel is alive or useless. Will the momentous conflict swap her lifestyles ceaselessly, simply because it will swap the process the struggle and the background of her country?

The Face of Heaven is a dramatic tale that would unlock at the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the old conflict of Antietam, September, 1862.

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Lyndel didn’t like “All Quiet alongside the Potomac Tonight,” for it sang of dying. at any time when she heard the phrases they renewed her worry that Nathaniel may come driving in from his reconnaissance one evening and be shot by way of mistake via a Union wood simply as Stonewall Jackson were shot through his personal males. She was once thankful that Morganne instantly embarked on a extra pleased music, “When Johnny Comes Marching domestic back. ” For an quick she used to be convinced she observed Levi get to his toes, clapping his fingers to the beat of the tune. quickly hundreds of thousands joined Levi and blocked him, if it used to be him, from her sight. Lyndel knelt through her mattress. It was once her position to head her brother and ask forgiveness. She had snapped at him the way in which their father might have snapped at him. No, she didn’t wish him to benefit from the struggling with or stay up for the battles. yet with no squaddies like him, the battle couldn’t be received and slavery nailed into its coffin. And he was once greater than the normal soldier who fought and slept and desired to cross domestic. He were interpreting the Bible to the boys in his platoon day-by-day and answering the questions on God and existence after demise they positioned to him. males from different platoons and firms had all started to hitch in. Even insurgent prisoners that had no longer been despatched north but. Their father wouldn’t be proud to determine his son in a uniform yet he will be proud to determine what he was once doing with a Bible in his arms. “He is an effective instructor, ma’am,” stated one of many prisoners to her. “A robust strong instructor. He’d be welcome again domestic as soon as this spat is over. ” Lyndel was once employing a brand new bandage to the wound on his shoulder. “Really? And what does God think about our ‘spat,’ as you name it, Corporal Erwin? ” “Not being aware about the Lord’s suggestions, I can’t say. There are reliable Christian people praying for victory on each side of the Mason–Dixon line. loads of them are going to be disillusioned. yet nobody is upset with a great message from God’s booklet. nobody loses there, North or South. ” one other Reb prisoner requested, “I listen the fellow with the Bible is your brother—is that so? ” Lyndel used to be bathing a bullet gap in his foot. “That’s precise, Sergeant Thornton. ” “Is he a chaplain? ” “No. Infantry. such as you. ” “I might say he has a calling to evangelise the gospel. i do know simply because I’ve had one of these name myself. ” “You’re in a wierd position for a Baptist church. ” He grinned. “How’d you wager i used to be Baptist? ” “Your hair grows a definite means. ” She smiled up at him. “Just a shot at midnight, Sergeant. ” “If the Lord spares me, I’ll have my church and my pulpit and my flock at some point. will probably be a wonderful project. the only factor that transcends all this folly and carnage is the Spirit of the Lord. That’s why i will be able to see that what’s in my center is on your brother’s middle additionally. ” “If it’s folly, why are you combating? ” “I anticipate as the South is my home—and y’all have invaded it. yet I reckon you’re doing what you think that is correct too. The Lord’ll type all of it out. i'm hoping your brother makes it via and honors the decision God has blessed him with. ” She dried his foot with a fresh towel.

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