Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Simple Pleasures



Simple Pleasures
By Marianne Jantzi
Published 29 March 2016 by Herald Press.

The writer is a Canadian columnist for "Connection" magazine, widely read by Plain folk, and the stories she shares with us abut her family life and community life are very readable and enjoyable vignettes. From her daily life as a busy wife and mother to four young children, to tending her garden, raising chickens and running a shoe business, she shows many different aspects of Amish life in general and Canadian Amish in detail. Underpinning everything is her deep faith and desire to honour God by living an authentically Christian, honest and ethical life.

This is a book for dipping into and reading a small portion at a time rather than reading right through; the vignettes are individually very enjoyable but did not really flow well enough for me to read large chunks in one sitting. Just like the Amish, this is a book written simply, plainly and from the heart.


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