Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Almost Amish

I am hosting my second book giveaway today. The winner of Far from Here is Allie! (Allie, please email me your mailing info--thanks!)

Today's book giveaway is Almost Amish by Nancy Sleeth. I have read three books written by Nancy and/or her husband Matthew, and I am always challenged by their example.

From Amazon, "Building on the basic principles of Amish life, Nancy Sleeth shows readers how making conscious choices to limit (and in some cases eliminate) technology’s hold on our lives and getting back to basics can help us lead calmer, more focused, less harried lives that result in stronger, deeper relationships with our families, friends, and God."

I didn't love the book (for one thing, some of Sleeth's examples felt like a stretch to me), but I am glad I read it. I think it's always beneficial to be encouraged to live more simply.

If you would like to win a copy of this book, please leave a comment on this post. A winner will be drawn Friday. I'm curious if you read more fiction, non-fiction, or a balanced mix of the two? I've stated before that I tend heavily towards non-fiction, but I do enjoy a good novel now and then. 



Carrie said...

This title has me intrigued. I would like to be entered for your drawing, please!

And as you know, I like reading a mixture of both!

Mom said...

I have enjoyed the Sleeths' previous books and I am interested to read this one as well.

I usually am reading one fiction and one non-fiction book at the same time, and if not, then I'll read fiction after reading non-fiction. I like the balance. :)

Thanks for these book reviews this week -- love, Mom

Katie said...

I remember some things I appreciated from a book authored by her husband that you recommended a few years ago on stewardship. If this book has anything along those lines, I know I'd appreciate reading it! Also, the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle continues to intrigue me, but I confess I honestly don't know all that much about it. I'd love to learn though!

The majority of what I read (and enjoy) is by far nonfiction.

Thanks for the fun giveaway opportunity!