Friday, May 23, 2014
Book Review~The Miting
The Miting, by author Dee Yoder, is a fascinating look at an extremely strict Old-Order Amish community. Leah is 17 years old and questioning her Amish beliefs. When her best friend reveals she is being continually abused by her stepbrother, and the leaders in their community are not helping her, Leah begins to question even more.
After hearing about a Bible Study that many ex-Amish attend, she is curious and attends. Her heart is opened to learning about salvation, and she begins studying an English bible. Her parents and church leaders see this as rebellion, and order her to stop. Leah is stuck between two different worlds-does she push down her new beliefs so that she can stay with her family and boyfriend Jacob? Or does she leave all she's ever known to begin a new life where she can learn and worship as she chooses?
The Miting was a great story. It was different from many Amish books I've read in the past, as some of the rules of the Amish were so much more strict. It was also interesting to read a book where the young person considering leaving the Amish was doing so for religious freedom, rather than to live an English lifestyle. It was easy to read The Miting quickly, as it held my attention throughout the story.
Through the end of May, Kregel is offering The Miting e-book for only $1.99! Click here for more information.
Disclosure: I received this book free from Kregel Publications in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.