Zondervan has announced the acquisition of One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting (ISBN: 978-0-310-33675-4; October 1, 2013). In October of 2006, a lone gunman entered an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania, shot ten schoolgirls, and then turned the gun on himself. It was an unimaginable tragedy that gripped the entire nationbut one story from that horrific day has yet to be told. Now Marie Roberts Monville, the wife of the man who created such horror, tells her story for the very first time. Unbelievably, hers is a not simply a story of sorrow and destruction, but also one of majestic deliverance, unending compassion, breathtaking forgiveness, and grace-filled redemption.
Within one solitary moment, Marie Monville realized that life, as she knew it, was over. What she never anticipated was a tangible encounter with God reaching into her circumstances, rewriting all she believed about herself, her faith, and the God she thought she knew. One Light Still Shines reveals three love stories: the innocent love of a devoted wife for a husband in pain, the incomprehensible love of God in the aftermath of massacre and destruction, and the redemptive love available to everyone, waiting to unfold in the life of every person who reads this book. Monville's journey since that darkest of days has been invaded with light which shines through these pages into the darkest questions we all facequestions about our past, our value, our identity, and own powerlessness. Come face to face with the power behind every answera love that begs to be received.
"In the years since the Amish schoolhouse shooting, a limitless God has extravagantly filled my life with love. In the first moments of the tragedy, when I knew my life was unraveling and I was helpless to stop the pull that removed stitch after stitch, I felt the presence of Christ in a way I had never known before deeper, closer, stronger. The past seven years have contained indescribable beauty and undeniable joy in the midst of intense obstacles, which at first, seemed too large to overcome.