Collie, born deaf mute, through her handicap becomes a blessing and useful tool to help others. In her struggle to fit in, she finds sorrow, happiness, and unconditional love. Collie becomes a sign-language teacher and meets Isaiah in one of her classes. He is from the Old Order Amish culture, living in Shipshewana, Indiana. He is losing his hearing and wants to teach his family to sign for better communication.
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The Amish people have a simple piety. “A desire to be faithful to God.” Collie and Isaiah’s story continues on with many directional changes.
My prayer as you read this story is that God will use it to help you understand that any form of handicap and being different, whether in dress, culture, or physical handicap, is a struggle for many people.
For He Himself has said.
“I will never leave you or forsake you.”
“The book shows an intimacy of Amish life that is rare, a story that made me laugh out loud, shed a tear, and turn page after page. Easy to love.”
—Mark Schuyler, production reviews, Paramount Pictures