Hutterite Diaries: Wisdom from My Prairie Community by Linda Maendel

Saturday, June 6, 2015

About the book:
Hutterite Diaries: Wisdom from My Prairie Community (MennoMedia, May 2015)

What would it be like to share all your possessions and live in Christian community?

In Hutterite Diaries, Linda Maendel offers a rare glimpse into the daily routines and communal faith of her people, the Hutterian Brethren. From stories of working together to bring in the fall potato harvest to laugh-out-loud tales of sisterly love laced with revenge, Maendel invites readers into her Bruderhof, or colony, nestled on the prairie of western Canada. Here children and adults work, play, eat, and worship together, crafting a community of goods and living out an alternative to the individualism and consumerism of mainstream society.

Few outsiders know anything about the Hutterites, a Plain Christian group related to the Amish and Mennonites. Maendel's story invites readers into deeper understanding of this community of faith, calling us to take seriously the example of Jesus and the early church in our daily living.

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Linda Maendel is a Hutterite author, blogger, and educator who lives in Elm River Colony outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Find Linda online: website, Twitter

My Thoughts:
I am not a huge fan of non-fiction. I find it boring and cumbersome, however this book was anything but boring. I knew nothing of the Hutterite people until I read this book. I really enjoyed it and their faith and community show what a true faith community is suppose to be about. If you enjoy books about the Plain people, I recommend you grab a copy of this book, you won't be sorry. If you're like me and don't really care for non-fiction, try this book, it will feel like you are chatting with an old friend.

Highly recommended!!

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