Thursday, May 21, 2015

CALLED TO BE AMISH by Marlene C. Miller, MennoMedia

Marlene C. Miller shares her life story from birth to present day as a member of the Old Order Amish community and how she converted. From Beach City, Ohio eating a “poor man’s Popsicle” (a big piece of ice inside a clean washcloth) to becoming pregnant out of wedlock with Johnny, the father, choosing his Amish faith over marrying an English girl who was not Amish.

The story continues with Marlene and Johnny overcoming their differences, marrying, Marlene’s conversion, life on a hundred-acre farm and raising twelve children. The book includes family pictures, facts, and questions page about the Amish and Marlene’s Favorite Recipes.

Ms. Miller does not shy away from any situation she encountered during her life journey by sugarcoating or looking through rose-colored glasses, but relays the life lessons learned head on with true realism. This novel is a very interesting read that teaches how the Amish think and live differently from modern society. I recommend to readers who love to read in detail how the Amish communities live everyday life.

I received this book free from Herald Press through the Litfuse Publicity review program in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines.

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About the author:

Marlene C. Miller
 joined the Amish as an adult and has been a member of the Old Order Amish for almost 50 years. She and her husband of 48 years live on a farm in Ohio surrounded by their nine children, more than 40 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

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