Nancy has been inundated with reviews and interviews relating to her new book, Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, and more Sustainable Life. This review is typical of
the positive response. Nancy and the Blessed Earth team are most grateful.
Speaking from experience, Sleeth challenges us to simplify in every area of life in our homes, technology and finances. She then gently encourages us to spend time focusing on what really matters nature, service, security, community, families and faith. Using the Amish communities as an example, we are given practical examples of how to achieve simplicity in a modern world. No, she does not recommend living off the grid and giving up our cars in exchange for horses, but she does show us how to tread lightly on the earth and readjust our priorities to become ones who live a life actively seeking after God and showing him to others through our actions.
Short chapters and a down-to-earth writing style made Almost Amish easy to devour in a day. I have started to ponder the changes necessary to make life less frantic once again and, although it will be a slow process (my daughter informed me that she cannot live without technology), I know that the benefits will far outweigh the sacrifices. I encourage you to slow down enough to readAlmost Amish it just might change your life.
I give this book 5 stars out of 5.
(I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)