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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (581 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: W. Dale Cramer Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781440739651
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Acclaimed inspirational author W. Dale Cramer pens the tale of an Amish prodigal’s struggle for faith and forgiveness. As Will returns to bury his dad, his mind flashes back forty-two years to when he fled his Amish heritage, abandoning his unborn child’s mother and inflicting pain only a parent can fathom. Now he understands that pain. And he thinks of all those years of silence—all those words never spoken. But as his father lies cold and still, is all hope for healing gone? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With beautiful prose and captivating characters, Cramer has crafted an unforgettable tale.”

    Beverly Lewis, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Cramer’s deeply flawed, utterly sympathetic characters resonate. His unique voice combines a stark yet poetic terseness with a poignant tenderness that can only emanate from the very source of grace.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Powerfully portrays the relationships between fathers and their children, the bitterness of rejection, and the redeeming power of friendship, faith, and forgiveness.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] beautiful and original story that neither damns nor praises the Amish but simply presents them. This is accomplished work.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Cramer’s third novel…expands on his unique talent for creating complex, fallen heroes and examining the complicated relationships between fathers and sons.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the 2006 Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney Burns | 2/19/2014

    " (Maybe not quite 4 stars but close) This solid story with solid characters follows Will through his life as he leaves his Amish family and responsibilities behind and tries to come to grips with the impact his roots and his family will continue to play throughout his life. A very satisfying read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 2/18/2014

    " This story gives a fascinating and informative look into the Amish culture as it follows prodigal Will in his rebellion to his strict father, his new life, and his return home to seek reconciliation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara kuhn | 2/16/2014

    " I like books about Amish people. This was an interesting story about the life of a man who left the Amish lifestyle before WW II. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Ragno | 2/16/2014

    " This book provided a thought-provoking read. Because the author moved back and forth between three different time periods, questions were constantly raised while others were answered, which kept me reading. There was a tension invoked in the reader that was finally resolved in the final pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 2/12/2014

    " This was a very good book. It is not like any of the Amish books I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 2/7/2014

    " Great new author I found. His books aren't too girly either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K (Karen) | 2/5/2014

    " This is a good book, and gives wonderful insight into the Amish community. It becomes a little preachy near the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/25/2014

    " I would not have chosen this book on my own (read it for a church book group), but I was pleasantly surprised. The writing is mediocre, but the characters and plot are engaging, and the issues are relevant and universal. This book definitely touched a chord with me, and I enjoyed it as a quick yet meaningful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jarosik18 | 1/19/2014

    " This was an awesome book. The characters really came alive for me. Many memorable quotes and things to take from the story. I would read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 10/29/2013

    " Second book I have read by this author. Taught me alot about the Amish tradition and about forgiveness. Great book. I would highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 10/19/2013

    " I loved this book so much, I might read it again. This book gave a more truthful represenation of Amish culture than some of the many other books in the same genre. If Beverly Lewis is the queen of Amish fiction, then Dale Cramer is king. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robi | 9/23/2013

    " I really enjoy Dale Cramer's writing. This book was well written and I hated to leave the characters after finishing it. It's a story of a young Amish man who left the fold, but it's told with love and understanding--a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila Sorenson | 6/9/2013

    " Very good story about families and the impact of our early roots. Characters you can befriend! Completely enjoyable and thought provoking....necessary elements of a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/26/2013

    " I liked this tale. I find Amish stories intriguing. A beautiful picture of grace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/14/2013

    " A fine book--themes of forgiveness, work ethic, true closeness with God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Johnson | 8/26/2012

    " This story resonated with me. I loved it's message of forgiveness and reconciliation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam Wilson | 6/11/2012

    " This is a story of forgiveness with the backdrop of WWII and an Amish community. I really enjoyed this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bywaterfam | 6/7/2012

    " I thought this was a good book to read about the Amish people and some of their traditions. A good book about forgiveness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 5/20/2012

    " Awesome book. Neat insight to the Amish life and also some wonderful ideas on God and religion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Robinson | 1/28/2012

    " Thoroughly engrossing week written with sympathetic characters. I will read more by this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margy | 9/2/2011

    " So interesting to see how profoundly the actions of one generation affect those members of the next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 6/17/2011

    " Interesting father/son relationships in this book. But the storyline was a little slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer | 5/18/2011

    " I bought the book because it was in a setting I enjoyed and browsing through the first few chapters, I saw some wonderfully written lines. This is a book I would recommend to anyone who has an estranged family member or is looking to forgive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/28/2011

    " Novel about an Amish man who leaves the community in the 1940s and his 40 year journey back to fogiveness and family ties. Has a certain authenticity as it was written by a man "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 3/27/2011

    " A moving story of faith and forgiveness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/9/2011

    " Novel about an Amish man who leaves the community in the 1940s and his 40 year journey back to fogiveness and family ties. Has a certain authenticity as it was written by a man "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margy | 2/23/2011

    " So interesting to see how profoundly the actions of one generation affect those members of the next. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lacy | 2/18/2011

    " I did NOT like how this book kept going in the future, then back when he was a boy.. back and forth every chapter [or so]. It was confusing! =| "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 2/2/2011

    " This book provided a thought-provoking read. Because the author moved back and forth between three different time periods, questions were constantly raised while others were answered, which kept me reading. There was a tension invoked in the reader that was finally resolved in the final pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 1/17/2011

    " I think it was the best book I ever read about the differents between fathers and sons
    and how they though about there problems "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer | 11/29/2010

    " I bought the book because it was in a setting I enjoyed and browsing through the first few chapters, I saw some wonderfully written lines. This is a book I would recommend to anyone who has an estranged family member or is looking to forgive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 10/18/2010

    " Second book I have read by this author. Taught me alot about the Amish tradition and about forgiveness. Great book. I would highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 9/9/2010

    " Provides some insight into Amish customs through back flashes. An easy and interesting read. No big mysteries or action packed cliff hangers in this one. Just enjoyable and pleasant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 8/9/2010

    " Awesome book. Neat insight to the Amish life and also some wonderful ideas on God and religion "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/5/2010

    " It's not a page turner, but it's a good book. I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/19/2010

    " Fathers have alot of influences in their children's lives, whether it is good influence or not. Pride should never come between family. Family, children is our number one priority! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 5/9/2010

    " This was a very good book. It is not like any of the Amish books I have read.
    "

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