Plain Faith

Eash, Irene and Ora Jay with Goyer, Tricia. Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss, and Leaving the Amish. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 2014.

SUMMARY:
plainLiving in an Amish community, Irene and Ora Jay live a traditional Amish farm life. When a buggy accident occurs which takes the lives of their two young daughters, Irene and Ora Jay struggle to move past it yet in the process realize perhaps their beliefs and way of life must change. Through hardships and blessings, the Eash family come to realize the grace of God and all it truly means in life.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Reading and reviewing many Amish books as well as having an interest in the Amish and their culture, I found Plain Faith to be honest, open, humbling and hopeful. Told from a first-person-point-of-view, the parents recount feelings, thoughts, traditions and beliefs. Well written, Tricia Goyer shares the Eash family’s story beautifully from devastation to grace. The tidbits of Amish life actually enhance other Amish fiction books with a deeper understanding now. Thank-you to the authors for allowing a glimpse into the Amish communities while following God’s lead.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Plain Faith from BookLook Bloggers and Zondervan for my honest review*