Plain Wisdom: An Invitation Into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women

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WaterBrook Press, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Two friends from different worlds--one Old Order Amish, one Englischer--share the truths that bring them together.
 
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.

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I love the style and layout of this book. - Goodreads
I wrote down the recipes and even the poem. - Goodreads
My favorite aspect of this book was the recipes! - Goodreads

Review: Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women

User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

Yawn. After reading this book, I realize that the authors would probably remind me (in a very kind and non-assertive way) that such a review of their book is not very charitable of me. This is true ... Read full review

Review: Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women

User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

I really loved this book. It's a funny thing how God works His will and direction into our lives without our ever understanding unless He shows us. Cindy Woodsmall is my favorite author of the Amish ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author of six novels whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.
 
Miriam Flaud is an Old Order Amish woman who has lived within one of the most structured societies in the United States. She's experienced the abundant joys of that lifestyle as well as troubled times. She and her husband have six children and five grandchildren.

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