01 June, 2015

{{Book Review}} Hutterite Diaries:Wisdom from My Prairie Community (Plainspoken, Book Three)

What would it be like to share all your possessions and live in Christian community? In Hutterite Diaries, Linda Maendel offers a rare glimpse into the daily routines and communal faith of her people, the Hutterian Brethren. From stories of working together to bring in the fall potato harvest to laugh-out-loud tales of sisterly love laced with revenge, Maendel invites readers into her Bruderhof, or colony, nestled on the prairie of western Canada. Here children and adults work, play, eat, and worship together, crafting a community of goods and living out an alternative to the individualism and consumerism of mainstream society.

Because few outsiders know anything about the Hutterites, a Plain Christian group related to the Amish and Mennonites, this book offer a rare-glimpse into Hutterite life.

*My Review*
This is a very well written book about life of the Hutterite Colony. The Author, Linda Maendel writes with such ease that you feel like she is speaking directly to you. I didn't read all of the stories, but I did read most of them. I knew about "Amish" , but not the "Hutterites", so being able to learn about the difficulties the Hutterites had to go through, SHOULD make us a little more compassionate for those who walk a different path. This is a wonderful book, and I enjoyed reading it. I will def go back and read the stories that I didn't read the first time. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about the Hutterites!

Plainspoken series real-life stories of Amish and Mennonites includes:

Book 1 Chasing the Amish Dream: My Life as a Young Amish Bachelor by Loren Beachy

Book 2 Called to Be Amish: My Journey from Head Majorette to the Old Order by Marlene Miller

Book 3 Hutterite Diaries: Wisdom from My Prairie Community by Linda Maendel

I received this book free from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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