Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Book Review~Plain Faith
I love Amish fiction, and read a lot of it. Actually, I love reading about the Amish, but you just don't find much besides fiction. So I was very excited to read Plain Faith by Irene and Ora Jay Eash, with Tricia Goyer. Tricia Goyer is one of my favorite Amish Fiction authors, so that made it even more exciting!
Plain Faith is the true story of Ora Jay and Irene Eash, who were Old Order Amish farmers from Indiana. They suffered an unthinkable tragedy when they were involved in a buggy accident and their two young daughters were killed. After the accident, they were constantly concerned that if they did not do enough good works they would not see their daughters again in heaven, as the Amish believe.
The family decides to make a temporary move to Montana, where they have heard the Englisch and Amish are friends and even have Bible Study together. Once there, their thinking begins to change and they realize the truth that only salvation through Jesus Christ would get them to Heaven. As their lives change, they grew further from the Amish church.
The Eash family must make a life-changing choice. Could they give up the only lifestyle they have ever known, or could they remain Amish with what they now believe?
My Thoughts: I could not put Plain Faith down. It was fascinating to read about the Amish from people who lived the lifestyle. I liked the way it was written, with both Ora Jay and Irene writing their own sections from their perspective. I also enjoyed that they shared circle letters they had written. I was sad when the book came to an end, and would love to read more non-fiction Amish books!
*Disclosure: I received this book free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.