On this day 159 years ago, the Union army in Tennessee under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was surprised by an attack at dawn by Confederates coming up from Corinth Mississippi. The battle took place near a church called Shiloh, which means place of peace. I don’t know now why I decided to write a book around this particular battle ,but I did.
I remember thinking that research about the Civil War would be easy, because it is a popular war to read and write about. What I soon learned was finding particulars would be like searching for a needle in a hay stack. There’s so much information, it takes a major amount of patience to sort through it all.
The story isn’t just about the battle, however. It’s a split time story, which means some of it takes place in modern times. My modern-day hero and heroine have disabilities and scars, just as my historical ones do.
We all have our own battles, our own scars and war stories. Most important, though, there is a place of peace for us, if we choose to see Him. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 KJV
Jesus is our peace. If we choose Him, He will give us His peace.
Today, beloved, I hope you will read Rae and Rachel’s story and find your own place of peace as they did.