Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hutterite Diaries Review


About the Book
What would it be like to share all your possessions and live in Christian community? In Hutterite Diaries, Linda Maendel offers a rare glimpse into the daily routines and communal faith of her people, the Hutterian Brethren. From stories of working together to bring in the fall potato harvest to laugh-out-loud tales of sisterly love laced with revenge, Maendel invites readers into her Bruderhof, or colony, nestled on the prairie of western Canada. Here children and adults work, play, eat, and worship together, crafting a community of goods and living out an alternative to the individualism and consumerism of mainstream society. Because few outsiders know anything about the Hutterites, a Plain Christian group related to the Amish and Mennonites, this book offer a rare-glimpse into Hutterite life. (Goodreads)

My Review

It's difficult to "rate/review" someone's life as it is the story of their life. I was curious to read about the Hutterite family, I'd never heard of them before. They do things similar to Amish but not the same and really I found it to be a mix of different ideas. The main idea is that they all "live together" not in the same house but community. They share money, food, kitchens, etc. This book didn't have as much info as I thought as it's more of a diary about Linda's life. Many things didn't seem that much different than our modern day life but it was still interesting to learn that groups of people live differently. 
I wish the book would have been organized a little differently but I still consider this a good book.

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."

1 comment:

Heather said...

I enjoy reading about other cultures. Sounds intriguing!