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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life.

Sleeth, N. (2012). Almost Amish: One woman’s quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale.
Tyndale House Publishers

Solid Guidelines for a Simpler Lifestyle

Almost Amish is Nancy Sleeth's guideline for living a simpler lifestyle using the Amish lifestyle as the basis for choices. She relies on the Amish lifestyle for a variety of reasons including living closer to God, living healthier and happier, and making a smaller footprint on the earth. The first part of the book recommends choosing to move away from 24/7 pervasive technologies so that we can listen to our Creator, as well as lessen the stress in our everyday lives. Sleuth notes the many ways that Amish benefit from their chosen lifestyle that when emulated can benefit ours, too. Sleuth is not suggesting that all Christians should be Amish, just that by making choices to live more simply in a manner similar they would benefit.

The book has some very intestine suggestions, many that make great sense. The American way of bigger is always better sometimes works against us. Good book for those looking for ways to simplify their lifestyle.

Received Galley from NetGalley.com

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