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Hutterite Diaries by Linda Maendel
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.
Few outsiders know anything about the Hutterites, a Plain Christian group related to the Amish and Mennonites. Maendel's story invites readers into deeper understanding of this community of faith, calling us to take seriously the example of Jesus and the early church in our daily living.
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This was a very interesting book to read. I have not heard of the Hutterite group before seeing this book. I knew about the Amish and the Mennonites but not this group out of Canada. The way the author wrote this book it was very easy to read and understand. It was very interesting to see how this group of people have a communal way of living in their villages. The author does a very good job of describing their lifestyles and culture. Hutterite Diaries is a park of a series called Plainspoken that tells the real life stories of the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites. Even though this is a part of a series you can read each as a stand alone book as they each tell a different person’s story. I also like how they tell a day in the life of the author and a question and answer section. All in all a good story that I recommend to fans of Amish stories.
About the author:Linda Maendel is a Hutterite author, blogger, and educator who lives in Elm River Colony outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Find Linda online: website, Twitter