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August 17, 2013

MY AMISH CHILDHOOD by Jerry S. Eicher

MY AMISH CHILDHOOD                                                               5 STARS
A True Story  of Faith, Family, and the Simple Life
by Jerry S. Eicher





OVERVIEW-(FROM AMAZON)
 
Bestselling fiction author Jerry S. Eicher (nearly half a million books sold) turns his pen to a moving memoir of his life growing up Amish.
Jerry's mother was nineteen years old and nine months married when he was born. She had received Grandfather Stoll's permission for the wedding because she agreed to help out on the farm the following year. However, with Jerry on the way, those plans failed.
Jerry recounts his first two years of school in the Amish community of Aylmer, Ontario and his parents' decision to move to Honduras.  Life in that beautiful Central American country is seen through an Amish boy's eyes--and then the dark days when the community failed and the family returned to America, much to young Jerry's regret. Jerry also tells of his struggle as a stutterer and his eventual conversion to Christ and the reasons for his departure from the childhood faith he knew.
Here is a must-read for not just Jerry's fiction fans, but also for readers curious about Amish life.


REVIEW-
This book is an autobiography of the author, Jerry Eicher.  He writes Amish books as he grew up Amish. I don't read too many autobiographies, I just can't get into them.  This one I started reading  because I'm a big fan of Mr. Eicher.  I was not disappointed. I simply loved the book.  It gave way for quite a few emotions. The author was so honest about how awkward and naughty he was as a young boy.  He had a problem with stuttering and he had some depression. You don't normally think of Amish children as being naughty but it was a pleasant surprise to find that Amish children are just like any other children.  They get into mischief.  The main part of the book that fascinated me the most was the Amish community in the Honduras.  They faced so much struggle. I felt sad that the community failed.  It's such a shame because they tried so hard. Mr. Eicher travelled a lot as a child.  He was born in Canada and then went to a strange land with a new language, new land and life in the rural Honduras.   Eventually they went back to North America. He definitely lived an adventurous life. It makes you admire those who choose a simple life. The author also goes into why he eventually chose to leave the Amish religion. This is a wonderful book of the life of Jerry S. Eicher as an Amish boy growing up in the simple life.  I would want everyone to read this book.  I can't say enough good about it.  It's not your typical Amish book.  Pick up a copy and see what I mean.  If you love Amish then you will love this autobiography of Jerry S. Eicher. Thank you  Mr. Eicher for all the wonderful books you give  us to read.  

I would give this book a SOLID 5 STARS.  (More if I could)

I received a complimentary copy of MY AMISH CHILDHOOD from the author, Jerry S. Eicher for this unbiased review.



AUTHOR:
Jerry Eicher’s bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah’s Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.





http://bemiown.blogspot.com

http://www.amazon.com/My-Amish-Childhood-Family-Simple/dp/0736950060


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15861925-my-amish-childhood


 
http://www.shelfari.com/books/29498707/My-Amish-Childhood

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