Thursday, May 20, 2010

Book review and give away


A few weeks ago I received in the mail my first book to review and I couldn't wait to get started! Well today I finished reading an interesting book called I am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby. The insightful, funny, and courageous journey of a young women seeking to find her way after leaving the Hutterite community. This book was full of history and amazing stories of three generations of Hutterite members. The Hutterites are a loving yet strict religious community started in the sixteenth century by Jacob Hutter. A community that strive to live by the verse "And all that believed were together, and had all things in common: and sold there processions and goods and parted them to all me, as every man had need." Acts 2:44-45. A community that lives together, shares meals together, and cares for each ones needs, while each one works hard at there assigned task.
I was fascinated by the way each family cared so deeply for each other beyond just immediate family. I liked the ideal life of each person looking to the better good of all, joining in faith to care for one another. I wondered how could I apply such things in my own life. All though I found the book sometimes dry and hard to read the next page always lead to another story and laughter. So go ahead grab a cup of tea and join Mary- Ann Kirkby as she journey's back in time in order to see who she is today.

Want to read this book too? Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite book by 12am May 27 for a chance to win. I will draw a random name and announce the winner here on my blog May 28.

7 comments:

remnant reminscences said...

Hi, Excellent review! Thank you. I just finished the book myself. Liked most of it, but there were areas that I didn't agree with. I was born and raised in a Hutterite colony...still live in one actually. I have my review of this book posted on my personal blog. Check it out if you can find the time...

http://blogs.allhutterites.com/lightofevenstar/

Jen said...

Not sure I can pick just one favorite book, so for now I'll go with the last book I finished Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber- it was REALLY good- and is waiting to be passed on to you!

Bri & Jon said...

Hey Michelle! I just started following your blog. I can't wait to get all your little updates on your life! Your family is beautiful!!! You can follow me too...i'm new to this blogging thing!

Melney said...

Hey Michelle - you know me and my love of reading, so glad to read your book review. Sounds like an interesting book to read. I have actually challenged myself to read some classics this year and am struggling a bit. So between classics I read two really good books. The Help by Kathryn Stockett, I loved this book. It was about Southern Black Housemaids in the early 60s. Also Sarah's Key by Tatina De Rosnay it is about the round up of French Jewish children during WWII, very moving story. I have other books on my 2010 list, so let me know if you want any recommendations!!

Miss Melney

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading 90 minutes in heaven.
A different book than I normally read, but a good one none the less.

Jeni Johnson

just the two of us said...

good review michelle! Sounds like a very interesting book. My favorite book.. hmm. I will read most anything, but with school i only read textbooks these days! When i get to read something for fun i tend to reach for anything by Jodi Picoult.

Anonymous said...

My favorite book is hard to decide but I love Karen kingsbury books and Jodi picoult. This book sounds really interesting though.

Melissa Palmer