Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Simple Pleasures by Marianne Jantzi

From the publisher:
The mother of four young children and wife of a storekeeper, Jantzi writes about her daily routines and heartfelt faith with equal measures of wit and warmth. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, gardening, and helping to manage the store take up most hours in her day, but Jantzi finds time to pen columns for the Connection, a magazine beloved by Amish and Mennonite readers across the United States and Canada. Never sugarcoating the frustrations of motherhood, Jantzi tells it like it is, broken washing machine and bickering children and all. But through her busy days, Jantzi finds strength in simple pleasures of family, fellowship with her Amish community, and quiet time with God. 

This book is a endearing and heartfelt book.  Readers will enjoy going through the day with Marianne Jantzi and hearing the stories from her life.  This is non-fiction but really allows readers to see what the Amish culture is like without all the "fiction" getting in the way.

From one mother to another I find it fascinating and interesting to see life from her point of view and her life.  I am always looking for ways to have simple and joyful moments in our home without all the "distractions" we have today.  This book provided some of that.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

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