Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review: A View from the Buggy by:Eicher/Miller

 A View from the Buggy
About the Book:
Most of us want a simpler life, and there's no better example of the simple life than found among the Amish. But what is it really like to be Amish?

In this delightful compilation of stories by more than 30 Amish men and women, you'll get the inside story on the daily life of Amish families. With humor, grace, and charm, these "plain" people tell their stories; bringing tears, laughter, and an occasional dose of Amish wisdom to your heart. 


You'll learn...how the Amish love their animals the joys of a community-wide barn-raising the ways the Amish handle great tragedy how the Amish find happiness in giving more than receiving.This unforgettable book is compiled by two men who know the Amish. Author Jerry S. Eicher was raised as an Amish boy and Nathan Miller is a member of the Old Order Amish. 

About the Author:
Jerry Eicher taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. He writes of his experience growing up Amish in his memoir My Amish Childhood. Jerry has been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. He lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

Nathan Miller is an Amish family man and business owner. He's the author of one previous book, Out of Deception. Nathan makes his home in Michigan.

My Review:
 Amish ways are so simple but I enjoy reading and learning about them. They give us time to reflect and to hopefully turn into a better person because of just the simple act of hearing all about them. I for one living in Alabama have never had an encounter with someone from the Amish faith but I know that I would love to and would thoroughly enjoy it. In A View from the Buggy, we get a chance to look into the lives of these extraordinary people and hopefully learn a little more about their lives and what makes them tick.

 You will soon start reading about some of the experiences these individuals had growing up Amish and leading a life very different than those around them that are not the Amish way. These people are ones that have grown to accept our ways without being in full agreement. I find them to be loyal, diligent, and hard working and that in itself is hard to come by in today's society.

 I think my favorite story was the one entitled, "Those Lemon Bars". Delores, the author of the story told a tale similar to something that could of happened to any of us. We think of Amish people being so perfect and for the most part they are but this book will show you a side of them that maybe you didn't expect.

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