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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Plain Wisdom

Two friends from different worlds—one Old Order Amish, one Englischer—share the truths that bring them together.




Best-selling novelist Cindy Woodsmall might seem to have little in common with Miriam Flaud, a woman immersed in the culture of Old Order Amish. But with nine children and almost 60 years of marriage between them, Cindy and Miriam both have found the secrets to facing life with strength and grace. Whether enduring financial setbacks, celebrating new babies and times of prosperity, grieving the crushing losses in the deaths of family and friends, or facing disappointments with their respective communities—through it all they find guidance for each day by looking to God.

With poignant recollections, unexpected insights, and humorous tales, the two women welcome you into their unique friendship. You’ll also gain a rare glimpse into the traditions and ways of the Amish as Miriam recalls special occasions and shares family recipes throughout the book.

Plain Wisdom is a heartwarming celebration of God, womanhood, and the search for beauty that unites us all. So grab your cup and your quilt and settle in for a soul-comforting read with Plain Wisdom.

I loved this book from the moment I first opened it. I enjoyed the honest and open look into the lives of these two women. I found it to be so encouraging to read about their personal struggles with issues we have all faced at one time or another. the friendship these two women have developed is wonderful. It really just goes to show that no matter what background we have we can all still fellowship in the Christ who saved us and the God who created us. We can't let our differences keep us from serving together in the name of the Lord. I encourage you to check out this great book. 
This book was given to me in exchange for my honest opinion and review by Waterbrook Multnomah

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