Monday, May 12, 2014

Review: Plain Faith by: Irene&Ora Jay Eash w/Tricia Goyer

 Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish
About the Book:
This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters. After the accident, the couple turned to their Amish community for comfort, but they remained haunted by the thought that they might not see their girls again in heaven. Would their deeds be good enough? Eventually Ora-Jay and Irene learned that grace---not works---was enough to ensure their place in eternity. But with that knowledge came the realization that they could no longer live in an Amish community that didn't share this precious belief. 
Could they sever their connection to the Amish family they loved? This is the story of their journey to the hope that is heaven, a hope stronger than the loss of children, family, and a way of life. Fans of Amish fiction will appreciate such a real-life look into the Amish community, co-written by bestselling author Tricia Goyer, and readers of all kinds will resonate with this tale of courage, resilience, and the redemption found in the grace of Jesus.

About the Author:
Ora-Jay and Irene Eash live in Northwest Montana where they have a small horse farm, offering sleigh and wagon rides. Five of their nine children are married, and they have four grandchildren. You can find out more at www.horsedrawnmontana.com.

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of more than 40 books, including the novelization for Moms’ Night Out. She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. Tricia and her husband, John, live in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Tricia coordinates a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. They have six children.

My Review:
 We know many things about the Amish life. We know that they lead a strict Amish upbringing and that they revere God far more than most religions, so much so that it seems odd. Odd to those of us that are looking in from the outside, not so much though to the Amish people. The authors offer us a look into their lives and the lives of their family. They walked out of the Amish lifestyle into Christianity, and the faith in God that can change ones life so dramatically that it gives you hope. They needed this hope because they had lost their two young daughters and they just needed to hang on to the hope that they would one day be reunited.

 This reunion according to the Amish faith, would not happen and they felt like that was not something they could hang on to. This family was brave enough to rest in the Lord, even if that meant walking away from the Amish lifestyle forever.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Book Look.