Monday, August 17, 2015

~Review~ Hutterite Diaries by Linda Maendel

I received this for my honest and unbiased review.

I love this kind of book. Real details about a plain and simple life. This one does not draw you in as quick. It's more of a read a bit here, read a bit there kind of book. The author is basically telling you things she remembers from her Hutterite Community. It was a sweet read but not as detailed as I had expected it to be. There is a question and answer at the very end, but it's also not super detailed. It was very interesting though. If your just interested in reading some good short non fiction stories, then you will adore this book. It makes you wish and hope for a plain and simple life.

About the Author

Linda Maendel is a Hutterite author, blogger, and educator who lives in Elm River Colony outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

About The Book

What would it be like to share all your possessions and live in Christian community? In Hutterite Diaries, Linda Maendel offers a rare glimpse into the daily routines and communal faith of her people, the Hutterian Brethren. From stories of working together to bring in the fall potato harvest to laugh-out-loud tales of sisterly love laced with revenge, Maendel invites readers into her Bruderhof, or colony, nestled on the prairie of western Canada. Here children and adults work, play, eat, and worship together, crafting a community of goods and living out an alternative to the individualism and consumerism of mainstream society.

Few outsiders know anything about the Hutterites, a Plain Christian group related to the Amish and Mennonites. Maendel's story invites readers into deeper understanding of this community of faith, calling us to take seriously the example of Jesus and the early church in our daily living.

Hear straight from plain Christians as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series from Herald Press. Each book in the series includes "A Day in the Life of the Author" and the author's answers to FAQs.

Buy a Copy HERE

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