|Contributor||Ora-Jay and Irene Eash , Tricia Goyer|
|Short Bio||Ora-Jay and Irene Eash
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.
|Publish Date||May 6, 2014|
- Review by Rhonda
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. (Posted on 6/10/14)
- Review by Kelly
Even if you think you are familiar with the Amish lifestyle, this book will change what you think you know. This book isn't a complicated read but it draws you in immediately with their down to earth, 'plain' talk. They are such good people, the Eashes. What happened to them could have happened to just about anyone.
But the aftermath of their story after burying their two young daughters is the 'stop and think' of this extraordinary book. Have you ever had that feeling in your faith that something is missing? That you attend church every Sunday, you abide by the rules of what a Christian (etc) should do and not do in the secular world yet something feels not quite right? That's one of the ah-hah moments of this book.
One of the points that stood out for me is when Irene stated "People saw me different when I wore my Amish kapp, or head covering. People would see that and think "If that's what you have to share with me, then I don't want to listen."
It's an amazing moment to realize that the one true faith you've had for your entire life doesn't support you unless you live and breath THAT life. But beyond the Amish faith, God is everywhere and in everything. Sometimes stepping outside that life, like the Eashes did, you see it so very clearly.
This book is brave, courageous, heart-wrenching, tear inducing, thought provoking and admirable, to name just a few of it's endearing qualities.
I'd recommend this book based on it's quick, short chapters and easy flow of the book to teens in a youth groups, high school and college small groups at churches. (Posted on 5/11/14)