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.