- File Size: 501 KB
- Print Length: 341 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Fascinating History; 2 edition (February 10, 2018)
- Publication Date: February 10, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B079QWFXPN
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- Word Wise: Enabled
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The book is well written, the history clearly told in a more modern style than many of the books on the same topic. I just felt my heart break again and again as I read, when I realized the suffering they went through. I would say that if you are wanting to know more about anabaptist history, this is a good start on some of the parts of it. This one goes towards the end, with some info about the Munster rebellion, which really was a very minor part of Anabaptist history, but still a part of it.
This would be a good read for someone, adult or older high school that is learning about the Anabaptists in school or wanting to know more. There is some mild romance, but that is really not the focus of the book. It does discuss some of the violence in mild detail that they suffered, which could be offensive or hard to stomach for some that forgo that.
It’s clear that Bauman did a lot of research to get the details as accurate as possible. It really serves well to draw the reader in as well as educate. She makes great use of the senses and you can really imagine being on those cobblestones streets, hearing feet clunk along and smelling the bread as the yeast rises.
I also love how there are actual events that coincide with the storyline, and the marking of dates atop each chapter is very helpful in understanding the timeline.
Anna, the heroine of SWORD OF PEACE battles multi-layered internal struggles to overcome personal tragedy, a disabling self-perception and her personal questions about how she should best serve God, protect herself and her adopted family.
SWORD OF PEACE deftly depicted the core questions and underlying religious dissatisfaction felt by the growing number of European citizens willing to risk life, family and livelihood to put God first in their lives. I loved SWORD OF PEACE and I recommend this novel to everyone--it is well written, moves quickly, captures the readers' interest, and challenges readers to address their own internal ethical questions. I also loved Bauman's presentation at the end of the book that separated the historical facts and figures from the fictitious characters. GREAT JOB!!!
While this reads as a complete story, it also left me wanting to read further! There were some loose ends that I’ve heard the author plans to pick up in the future in a sequel. I hope so, as I’d very much like to read more by this new author!
This book held my attention to the very end, and I sincerely hope the author continues the story in another book!
I believe the historical and religious theme will keep many people from reading this book, but that would be a shame. All who call themselves Christians should know about this period of history. This persecution later led to many of early settlers coming to America for the religious freedom offered.