(Book Review) Plain Faith: A true story of tragedy, loss, and leaving the Amish, by Ora-Jay and Irene Eash with Tricia Goyer

Evangelical Church Library Association

Plain Faith
Reviewed by: Ceil Carey

Ministry TItle: ECLA co-president

Church: Community Christian Church in Yorkville, Illinois


Introduction

Title:Plain Faith: A true story of tragedy, loss, and leaving the Amish

Author: Ora-Jay and Irene Eash with Tricia Goyer

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: 2014

Format: Book

Length: 208 pages

OVERVIEW

The Eash family lost two daughters in a tragic buggy accident, one that the father feels is his fault. This book relates their journey starting from that loss that eventually takes them to leaving the Amish and giving their hearts to the Lord. Written in a very matter-of-fact manner and interspersed with many letters, Plain Faith is a testimony to searching hearts following God’s leading despite the many heartaches caused by leaving the religion and culture of their former life.

Because these are not professional authors, at times their writing is rather stilted. Yet the story is intriguing and inspiring and…

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