• Beside Still Waters

  • A Big Sky Novel
  • By: Tricia Goyer
  • Narrated by: MacKenzie Koppa
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Raised among the Amish of Indiana, 18-year-old Marianna Sommer plans to get baptized into the church, marry Aaron Zook, and set up life in the only community she has ever known. But when her older brother chooses the world’s path following his rumschpringe, and a younger sibling begins showing interest in English ways, Marianna’s parents move the family to Montana.

Although she is also in her rumschpringe years and not obligated to move, Marianna makes the journey to dutifully help her mother who is expecting another child. Surprisingly, from strangers on the cross-country train ride to the less rigid stance of the new Montana community, many English influences awaken within Marianna - and even her father - the desire to pursue a deeper kind of joy and love for God.

After an accident, Marianna tells her friend Ben a defining story about the Sommer family, and his response further illumines the active relationship God seeks with his followers. In due time, she learns the move from Indiana was not about losing anything, but finding out who God really is. Despite all the shake-ups, Marianna feels a sweet peace, like still waters, in her soul.

©2018 Tricia Goyer (P)2019 Tricia Goyer

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beautiful story

this was a wonderful story. much better than I was expecting. it was sweet and charming and innocent.
Amish novels are not always my favorite but this was free so I decided to pick it up. I was definitely not disappointed

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Fantastic narrator!

I am loving this story so much. The narrator is so expressive, her accent is amazing, so believable, she does the Dutch soo well, gah... it is so good! She makes me FEEL the story. She truly brings it to life. Love it.

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loved it .thanks .awesome title. good one .much interested
loved it .so much . okay

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God, Amish, Englishers, relationships

Storyline idea from real life and was enjoyable seeing it from different people’s views. Several relationships going on and intertwined nicely.
Like the questioning and then resolving of one’s faith.
Light on the romance.
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