Thursday, September 5, 2013

Plain Wisdom {Review}

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Plain Wisdom by Cindy Woodsmall & Miriam Flaud

13: 978-0307459343

WaterBrook Press

240 pages, paperback

About Plain Wisdom

Best-selling novelist Cindy Woodsmall might seem to have little in common with Miriam Flaud, a woman immersed in the culture of Old Order Amish. But with nine children and almost 60 years of marriage between them, Cindy and Miriam both have found the secrets to facing life with strength and grace. Whether enduring financial setbacks, celebrating new babies and times of prosperity, grieving the crushing losses in the deaths of family and friends, or facing disappointments with their respective communities—through it all they find guidance for each day by looking to God.

With poignant recollections, unexpected insights, and humorous tales, the two women welcome you into their unique friendship.  You’ll also gain a rare glimpse into the traditions and ways of the Amish as Miriam recalls special occasions and shares family recipes throughout the book.

Plain Wisdom is a heartwarming celebration of God, womanhood, and the search for beauty that unites us all. So grab your cup and your quilt and settle in for a soul-comforting read with Plain Wisdom

My Thoughts

Plain Wisdom is a delightful book! Two very different women with very different lifestyles, come together to share about their faith, family and struggles. The book is broken down into the following sections: 

The Rhythm of Life

Timeless Beginnings

Challenges Great and Small

Laughter in Odd Places

Beauty, Ashes and Things Between

In His Hands

The Shape of Tomorrow

The stories and insights that Cindy and Miriam share though out the book are heartwarming. There is a lot of practical advice within these pages. You will also find scripture passes at the top of each chapter that I found very motivating and was like having a little mini devotional as you begin a new chapter. I think my favorite part of this book was the recipes that are shared though out the book. Yummy recipes such as Buttermilk Biscuits and Overnight Blueberry French Toast! YUM!!!

You can easily read this book in short increments and not feel you have to read it all in one sitting. It is a wonderful book! Reading Plain Wisdom gave me a wonderful glimpse into the Amish culture and you can see as different as Amish and English are we have quite a lot in common!


disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Press as part of their Blogging for Books Blogger program, in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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