Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hutterite Diaries: Wisdom from My Prairie Community by Linda Maendel

Disclosure: I received this book complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

I can't imagine living the life of a Hutterite woman but the book was fascinating. It is so different from my life so it was very interesting to learn more about them. Could you even consider the option to share all your possessions and live in Christian community? The author, Linda Maendel shares a fascinating look into her life and routines as a Hutterian. The book Hutterite Diaries shares Linda's stories of the day to day life as part of the Hutterian Brethren. She shares her stories of working together to bring in the fall potato harvest to the communal dinners each day. She lives in a Bruderhof, or colony, nestled on the prairie of western Canada. Hutterite children and adults work, play, eat, and worship together, crafting a community of goods and living out an alternative to the individualism and consumerism of mainstream society. It certainly is different than the day to day life I lead running around as a busy executive and squeezing in family, fitness, healthy cooking, and no time for me.

I enjoyed learning about the Hutterites, a Plain Christian group related to the Amish and Mennonites.  It is interesting to see the differences and similarities between the Amish and the Mennonites. Linda's story was fascinating and a fast read. She writes in plain English and the book is easy to follow.

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1 comment:

Linda Maendel said...

Hi Glamamama,
Thanks for sharing my book with your readers! I really appreciate this and your kind words! Linda Maendel