Plain Faith {Book Review}


Plain Faith
A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish
By Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, with Tricia Goyer

About the book:
This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters. 
After the accident, the couple turned to their Amish community for comfort, but they remained haunted by the thought that they might not see their girls again in heaven. Would their deeds be good enough? Eventually Ora-Jay and Irene learned that grace—not works—was enough to ensure their place in eternity. But with that knowledge came the realization that they could no longer live in an Amish community that didn’t share this precious belief. Could they sever their connection to the Amish family they loved? 
This is the story of their journey to the hope that is heaven, a hope stronger than the loss of children, family, and a way of life. Fans of Amish fiction will appreciate such a real-life look into the Amish community, co-written by bestselling author Tricia Goyer, and readers of all kinds will resonate with this tale of courage, resilience, and the redemption found in the grace of Jesus.
In the past year, we've had quite a few Amish families move into our area.  A buggy going past the house is a normal, every day occurrence now.  I have to admit, they do make me smile!  So when I saw this book, it intrigued me.  When I received the book and started reading it, I wasn't disappointed.  Learning more about the Amish lifestyle was super interesting.

I admit, I anticipated shedding many tears while reading this book.  I thought it would be a sad story about the loss of their two daughters in a horrific buggy accident.  But it wasn't that at all.  It was a moving, interesting story of a family who used this heartbreak to reflect on their own beliefs and how they tie into the Bible.  The "rules" they had to follow for generations...were they Biblical or man-made?  They worked through this hard process, asking themselves difficult questions, and ended up with the sweetest faith.

This book was provided to me free of charge by Book Look in return for my honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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