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Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Plain Choice

I've often wondered if many, or any, worldly people ever became Amish so I was excited when I saw The Plain Choice by Sherry Gore; A True Story of Choosing to Live An Amish Life. 

Unfortunately, I feel the headline and this story is a bit misleading. Yes, it is Sherry's story about choosing to live an Amish life but not about becoming Amish. It doesn't sound like she ever was baptized into the church and driving a car, having a computer with internet, and a cell phone are not the Amish lifestyle. I was expecting so much more...I should have figured something out when Sherry herself is photographed on the cover of the book - the Amish will not pose for photographs. Is she claiming to be Amish? A Mennonite? There are big differences between the two sects. 

Had this just been a journey of faith, a journey of life book I feel as though I would have appreciated it much more. As it was, I felt confused throughout the book. I didn't see any one lifestyle embraced, but rather a mixture of plain and modern. That could have been explained without the Amish headline.

It is a quick read and Sherry's life story is interesting. I just didn't feel I got much of a "plain sense" from the book, especially not an Amish one.

This book was given to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion.  

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