Plain Wisdom

Plain Wisdom

An Invitation Into An Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
Novelist Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud, an Old Order Amish woman, offer a view into their friendship and the traditions and ways of the Amish as they celebrate womanhood, God, and the special place of family in their lives.

Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307459343
Branch Call Number: 289.7 W868p
Characteristics: xi, 224 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Flaud, Miriam


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Jan 22, 2013

A book that is perfect for a comfortable Sunday afternoon of reading. Enjoyed the short sections which allowed it to be picked up and put down without losing the flow.

Apr 29, 2012

A thoughtful look at life from two opposite lifestyles. Their heartfelt stories, however, show how very much we have in common when we give God a prominent place in our lives.


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