Friday, May 6, 2011

Plain Wisdom review...

The authors of this book seem to be quite an “odd couple”. Miriam Flaud is a member of the Old Order Amish, a culture very different from that of Cindy Woodsmall. Despite their vast differences, these two women have become close friends who, in “Plain Wisdom”, share with us their wisdom and insight as wives and mothers. We learn about their daily lives, their traditions, challenges they face, and their relationships with God. As a bonus, interspersed among the stories are Amish family recipes shared by Miriam. Though we see how strikingly different our two cultures can be, we also realize that there are many things that we have in common. The value we place on our families and our God are ties that bind us all.

Reading this book made me feel as though the three of us were sitting at the kitchen table, Miriam and Cindy relating their experiences over a cup of coffee. It was truly a pleasure to read. I highly recommend it.

I received this book free for review from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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