Monday, June 13, 2011

Money Secrets of the Amish- A BookSneeze review

I was glad to discover this book on the BookSneeze website. Lorliee Craker is an upbeat writer, a mom with young children, and a person with an appreciation for the Plain people. Each chapter contains interesting insights into the Amish culture and people, along with very practical suggestions for saving money.

Chapters on the troublesome aspects of paying on credit and maintaining debt were nothing new, and yet were inspiring. Shopping secondhand, buying in bulk, bartering and recycling all contained reminders of the benefits and joys of living in communities which engage in such practices. If nothing else, I gleaned from reading this book that community living has many, many joys, including the potential for saving money! It is certainly an affirmation of my own personal experience.

The author's deep respect for the faith perspective of the Amish shines through her writing. Her interviews with Amish men and women contained in each chapter are thoughtful, light-hearted, and kind.

It is a warm,respectful book with many practicial applications.

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Terri said...

Inspiring me...may need to read this.

Jan said...

I'm thinking about it, too. And thanks for your prayers, dear friend.

keri said...

I’ve enjoyed all of Lorilee’s books, but I especially loved this one. The author wraps some great nuggets of wisdom in a fun-to-read book. The author’s own “money makeover,” documented with humor, made me believe I could take the same simple steps to save money and live better. I’m hosting a book discussion of this book at