Sunday, June 15, 2014
An inspiring true story (with a GIVEAWAY) -- Plain Faith
Plain Faith is an inspiring, thought-provoking look at one couple's journey to find assurance in the love of Jesus. The tragedy they suffered in losing two young daughters led them to search out, and eventually find, the truth of God's grace.
The tone of this book is very relaxed. I felt as though I was sitting at the kitchen table, listening to Ora Jay and Irene Eash share their life story (with the help of best-selling author Tricia Goyer).
They begin by jumping right into an account of the accident and move from there to the quest that resulted from that horrible loss. Even as they speak of finding error in the things they had been taught in their Amish background and share the rejection they experienced from friends and family, they do so with grace and love. It seems their feelings toward the people they have had to separate from are characterized not by bitterness but by a strong desire for their loved ones' to come to a genuine understanding of God's love.
I highly recommend Plain Faith to readers who would enjoy an insider look at Amish life or an uplifting account of God's direction in the lives of ordinary people.
Thanks to BookLook blogging program and author Tricia Goyer for providing copies of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I have an extra copy of Plain Faith that I would love to share with someone. If you would like a chance to win this book, leave a comment below. Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. Comment by midnight Tuesday, June 17, and I will randomly select a name on Wednesday, June 18.
About the Book:
This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters.
After the accident, the couple turned to their Amish community for comfort, but they remained haunted by the thought that they might not see their girls again in heaven. Would their deeds be good enough? Eventually Ora-Jay and Irene learned that grace---not works---was enough to ensure their place in eternity. But with that knowledge came the realization that they could no longer live in an Amish community that didn’t share this precious belief. Could they sever their connection to the Amish family they loved? This is the story of their journey to the hope that is heaven, a hope stronger than the loss of children, family, and a way of life.
Fans of Amish fiction will appreciate such a real-life look into the Amish community, co-written by bestselling author Tricia Goyer, and readers of all kinds will resonate with this tale of courage, resilience, and the redemption found in the grace of Jesus.
About the Authors:
Ora-Jay and Irene Eash
Ora-Jay and Irene Eash live in Northwest Montana where they have a small horse farm, offering sleigh and wagon rides. Five of their nine children are married, and they have four grandchildren. You can find out more at www.horsedrawnmontana.com.
USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of more than 40 books, including the novelization for Moms’ Night Out. She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. Tricia and her husband, John, live in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Tricia coordinates a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. They have six children.