Calm Before the Storm — Book One — South Russia, 1914.The world is at war and revolution threatens. Against this backdrop of fear and danger, three young people search for hope and love.
Katarina Hildebrandt’s tranquil life on her family’s Crimean estate is about to change. Tutor Johann Sudermann has found true faith, but it will turn his life upside-down. And Paul Gregorovich Tekanin, working for the revolution in St. Petersburg, finds it will demand his soul as well as his wit and strength.
Will they find the faith to weather the coming storm?
Eye of the Storm — Book Two — As their world is torn apart by world war, the Russian Revolution, and church and family conflicts, Katarina Hildebrandt and Johann Sudermann strive to maintain their faith in the God they have come to know. Meanwhile, Paul Gregorovich Tekanin has chosen what he thought to be the path to Utopia, but is instead finding it to be a way of darkness and death. Will he remember the warnings of his childhood friend, Johann, or will the violence of revolution destroy him?
History unfolds as these young people look desperately for a source of balance and safety within the eye of the storm and ask: where is God when life betrays?
Out of the Storm — Book Three — Death and destruction rage through the Mennonite colonies as Red and White armies continue to requisition, recruit, and advance their positions. Ongoing strife and accompanying drought result in severe famine and disease, and the worst enemy of all—fear.
Johann Sudermann works with Benjamin Janz to secure permission for Mennonite emigration, but they are faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles at every turn. Meanwhile, Katarina attempts to sustain her family and friends amid chaos and uncertainty, and Paul Gregorovich Tekanin tries to survive in anonymity.
The Mennonites of South Russia face a fierce struggle for faith and survival as their dreams are dashed one by one, yet they cling to the hope that God will yet intervene and speak to them as he did to Job, ‘out of the storm.’
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