Forged In Fire

The Secret Life Of A Mennonite Family

by Robert Charles Graber



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/21/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781664257832
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781664257849
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781664257825

About the Book

When Robert Graber entered the world into a Mennonite farm family, he was the boy his mother dreamed of having. However, his father never seemed excited about the arrival of a new son. Little Robert had no idea that his father’s reaction was only the beginning of what would become more than four decades of ill treatment—not just to him, but also to his mother and sister as they bravely faced hardships, fears, and rejection while living within their small, central Kansas religious community.

In a vivid retelling, Graber chronicles his personal experiences while growing up within a Mennonite family as his mother dedicated her life to raising her children to love the Lord—at the same time his father and religious community seemed unwilling to provide the same love and support. While detailing his loss of trust in those who should have been trusted, Graber shares insight into the physical and mental abuse he and his mother and sister endured, describes the events that led to their fears of losing their lives, and reveals how he eventually transformed into an advocate for young people.

Forged in Fire is the true story of the fears, rejections, and hardships faced by a Mennonite boy and his family living in a Kansas religious community.

About the Author

Robert Graber spent thirty years as a classroom teacher, seventeen years as a substitute teacher, and forty-three years as a basketball coach. He and his wife and have been married for over fifty years, raised two outstanding children, and have seven wonderful grandchildren. Forged in Fire is his first book.