May 14, 2011

Plain Wisdom by Cindy Woodsmall & Miriam Flaud

Cindy and Miriam come from two different worlds.  Cindy is your modern day woman who naturally owns a cell phone.  Miriam doesn’t own a car or even have electricity - by choice.  As a woman living in the Amish culture, this way of life is something she chose. Although these two woman have very different lives, they have much in common.  Both experience trials and tribulations as well as joy.

Rather than digging into the details of the Amish way of life, the stories in the book focus on what Cindy and Miriam have in common and how they appreciate each other’s viewpoint.   Chapters are only several pages long with each woman narrating a short story of their personal experience.  It makes for an easy read with wisdom coming from only a few pages at a time like a daily devotional.  

At times, I was reading one of these short chapters, not entirely sure where the author was going with it.  However, in almost every chapter, there’s a powerful lesson or ‘plain wisdom’ presented at the end that really gets your attention.  On the downside, it does seem a little choppy when a new chapter begins in just a few short pages.  It does not read like a novel with a clear beginning and end point. 

Overall, every reader will see something of  themselves in these stories and will walk away with a little piece of wisdom.  Both authors are very relatable and will teach readers to appreciate the differences in people.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.


Unknown said...

This sounds like a great book. Thank you for the review. I am a new follower via Blogspot. Would love a visit/follow to my blog. Donna

Tina said...

Thanks Donna. It was a great story!

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