Journey to New Heights

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Still Life in Shadows by Alice J. Wisler

My post today is on the book Still Life in Shadows by Alice J. Wisler. It is a very different book, very well written but different. Instead of your typical Amish story. It is a story of leaving the Amish life behind and trying to make it in the new world.

Right now we have four boys who were Amish and are now living in the English world. These four boys are having a very difficult time trying to adjust. They are very homesick and lonely but are unable to return to their homes. My heart goes out to these kids. The book shows how hard it is for them. The book really touched me.

Gideon Miller escaped the Amish life after a horrifying incident as a young teen. Gideon believes that because he left the Amish life he is doomed to go to hell. He is co-owner of a Russell Brothers Auto Repair Shop and helps young Amish people escape their Amish world. He helps them get away, brings them to Twin Branches, gives them an apartment rent free for a month, and gives them a job to help them get on their feet.

KiKi Yangi is an autistic girl who destroys Gideon's new pavement. Gideon is called to the school, Kiki apologizes and asks him if she can work at his shop to help him. He refuses and wants no part of her but she doesn't leave him alone. Kiki finally starts working at the shop fixing bicycles. They soon all grow attached to the young girl.

Mari, Kiki's sister is the manager of the tea shop that Gideon goes to each day. He is very drawn to this Asian woman but is afraid to ask her out, when he does she turns him down. Mari is struggling with issue of her own with a mother who is a hoarder, that refuses help, and trying to care for her handicapped sister. She loves the Lord and tries to help Gideon come back to his faith.

It is a very interesting story of redemption and forgiveness. I know you will enjoy the book. You can get it from Amazon


  1. It is an excellent book which I highly recommend!

  2. Thank you for reading my work, I hope you enjoyed it. I did love your work.