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December 11, 2013
'Almost Amish' review from TyndalePosted Friday, April 27, 2012, at 9:30 PM
"Almost Amish" is a how-to book on living the simpler life.
It isn't a book that tells everyone to live like an Amish person, though, like one might think when reading the title. It gives advice on the joys of living more simply. The Amish live nearly without technology or any of the modern conveniences of life, yet they manage to be incredibly content.
Nancy Sleeth has discovered how to live like the Amish - without actually being Amish. She is tired of being plugged in all the time with the Internet and cell phones. She wants a break. She needs a break. We need a break. And this book gives us advice on how to do it.
Instead of being plugged in all the time, surfing the Internet all the time, driving and texting all the time, we can start to cut some of it out of our lives - and limit the parts we can't cut out all the way.
What I get out of reading the novel?
When we start to trim that unfortunate, busy-without-being-busy parts of our lives out, we can start to make more time for our family, friends, and faith. We can grow closer to God and deepen our faith in a shallow world where too much activity has become the curse that drives us away from spending time with God. And spending time with God is the most important thing we can do.
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