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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Plain Faith

I love reading about the Amish lifestyle and immediately knew that Plain Faith by Irene & Ora Jay Eash with Tricia Goyer would be of great interest to me.

It's a true story about losing two children in a buggy accident and the following decades of finding a different religious mindset and leaving the Amish faith.

Reading about the Amish lifestyle from a couple who lived it was fascinating. Some things didn't sit well with me, for example how they stressed the pecking order within the Amish community...bullies, more popular families, etc. This isn't an Amish problem, but rather a life problem. It happens everywhere. This was a recurring issue in the book with me - many issues they had with the Amish were issues that us "Englischers" also deal with. It seemed a little na├»ve' to me. 

Otherwise, I loved reading about their Amish lifestyle as well as their new lifestyle. I may not agree with everything they said, and may have found some of their letters home to family preachy and annoying (they at least admitted this towards the end - so they felt the same way!) it's a rare glimpse into the journey from one religion to another. I stayed up late just to finish it, which proves it was a good book!

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. 

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