Alone Yet Not Alone (Book)

Theatrical Release: February 7, 2012
Book Release: February 7, 2012
Alone Yet Not Alone (Book)
Dove "Family-Approved"
For Ages 12 and Over

Synopsis

The Leininger family settled deep within America’s new frontier, in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania. They were celebrating their blessings, their faith, and a bountiful harvest when their family was torn apart by the Penn’s Creek Massacre. When Barbara and Regina are carried away and separated by Allegheny warriors, both sisters rely on their faith in God’s truth, even in their darkest hour. Rich in historical details, Alone Yet Not Alone is an inspirational, true story of a family caught in the cross fire of the French and Indian War.

Dove Review

“Alone Yet Not Alone” is a quick-paced adventure, rich in faith and rooted in the history. Pages will fly as readers follow German immigrant Barbara Leininger through the Penn’s Creek Massacre and into bondage at the hands of Allegheny warriors. Based on the true story of one of her forebears, Tracy Leininger Craven inspires readers to a stronger faith in spite of circumstances and shows that with God, we are never alone. Given that the subject matter is rooted in a particularly violent episode of the French and Indian War, parents should know that the violence in this book never goes beyond what is necessary to the plot, nor is it glorified. The author touches on themes of human slavery and war with finesse, never crossing that line that might give kids or teens nightmares.

“Alone Yet Not Alone” consistently shows Barbara’s strong faith in God through prayers, hymns, and spiritual conversations without ever getting preachy. Readers won’t be able to finish this book without understanding how the love of Christ can empower us to do the seemingly impossible.

This is a great book for anyone interested in Christian historical fiction!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Historical use of firearms for hunting, multiple times; violence with weapons threatened by character, multiple times; characters are shot with firearms, not shown; character kicks another character; character injured by thorns, little blood; characters are restrained with ropes; animals treated harshly; character is injured falling off a horse; character is nearly burned at the stake, another burned, not explicitly shown; sounds of battle/gunshots; character has cuts and bruises; character describes bear attack, not shown.
Drugs: Characters demand whiskey; historical use of tobacco.
Nudity: None
Other: Native Americans referred to as Indians in accordance with the setting in time, throughout; house burned down; human slavery is a prominent theme throughout the novel; character who lost a child is forced to care for an orphaned infant; characters separated from family members by force; historical accounts of animals used for skins and meat; discussion of Native American spirituality; historical reference to Penn’s Creek Massacre throughout.

Info

Reviewer: Josh Mosey
Source: Book
Company: Alone But Not Alone, LLC
Writer: Tracy Leininger Craven
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 160
Industry Rating: Not Rated