Sunday, July 17, 2011

Plain Wisdom Book Review

Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two WomenPlain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women by Cindy Woodsmall

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Before starting Plain Wisdom, I had read Cindy Woodsmall's first series and thoroughly enjoyed it. She has such a powerfully motivating voice in her words that have you eagerly reading each page constantly wondering what will happen next. When I saw this was an option for me from the WaterBrook Multnomah group, I jumped at the opportunity to read her in a nonfiction text. And boy, was I pleased that I chose this! Though I had a hard time starting it (I was reading a couple of other books at the time), once I devoted my time to this book and this book alone, I could barely put it down! I read the majority of the book on vacation and in two or three days flat.

Both of these women have wonderful advice. Though I could not completely relate because like both of them I am not a mother yet, but that is not to say there was not wisdom for me in this book as well. A couple helpful chapters for me were I Am Who I Am; Having It All Together...Or Not; and Nevertheless, I Believe. Every chapter is set up with a verse from the Bible and then a turn taken each by Miriam and Cindy. Sometimes a story is told, sometimes just an inner thought, other times it is their personal advice, but wisdom is certainly a theme throughout the entire book. These women make everything so relateable. You feel like it is two friends or in my case two role models just conversing with you for ol' times sake lol! I really, really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a little perspective, thought, and advice with things wordly and everyday. You will be surprised what you have learned about yourself by the turn of the last page. This book will just make your day anytime you sit down to pick it up. It will definitely be going on my 'keeper' bookshelf and I will refer back to it when needed. Wonderful job to both Miriam and Cindy!

This book was furnished to me by WaterBrook Multnomah for my honest opinion.

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