This is an interesting look at the Mennonite view of non-violence, no matter the circumstances. Would you still stand by your convictions if a loved one was in danger? The town of Kingdom is about to find out. Someone has been setting fire to churches in the area and Hope Kauffman is threatened. She, her fiance, and a man she's started to have feelings for are forced to decide how far they'll go to protect themselves and others.
This book really made me think about my own views on non-violence vs. self-defense. Do I really trust God to protect me? Should I physically defend myself or others if threatened? There's a bit of romance to the story also as Hope tries to decide who she should marry, but I wish there had been more. This is the second book in the Road to Kingdom series, and while characters from the first book are featured prominently, it isn't necessary to read them in order. I enjoyed this story and its insight into this fascinating topic.
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.