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Simple Pleasures : Stories from My Life as an Amish Mother

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Young Amish homemaker Marianne Jantzi invites readers into her family's life on the snowy plains of Ontario. The mother of four young children and wife of a storekeeper, Jantzi writes about her daily routines and heartfelt faith with equal measures of wit and warmth. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, gardening, and helping to manage the store take up most hours in her day, but Jantzi finds time to pen columns for the Connection, a magazine beloved by Amish and Mennonite readers across the United States and Canada. Never sugarcoating the frustrations of motherhood, Jantzi tells it like it is, broken washing machine and bickering children and all. But through her busy days, Jantzi finds strength in simple pleasures of family, fellowship with her Amish community, and quiet time with God. Hear straight from plain Christians as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series from Herald Press. Each book in the series includes "A Day in the Life of the Author" and the author's answers to FAQs. Plainspoken series--real-life stories of Amish and Mennonites includes: Book 1 - Chasing the Amish Dream: My Life as a Young Amish Bachelor by Loren Beachy Book 2 - Called to Be Amish: My Journey from Head Majorette to the Old Order by Marlene Miller Book 3 - Hutterite Diaries: Wisdom from My Prairie Community by Linda Maendel Book 4 - Simple Pleasures: Stories from My Life as an Amish Mother by Marianne Jantzishow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 20mm | 272g
  • Herald Press (VA)
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1513800272
  • 9781513800271
  • 974,433

Review quote

-Woven with insights, humor, and deeply-seated spiritual wisdom, mother and wife Marianne Jantzi opens her home and heart as she recounts her real-life experiences, offering fresh and honest perceptions of the Amish.- --Kate Lloyd-author of The Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy- (12/15/2015)show more

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From the heart and home of a young Amish mother Amish homemaker Marianne Jantzi welcomes readers into her family's daily life and Amish community. The mother of four young children, Jantzi tells real stories about parenting with equal measures of wit and warmth in Simple Pleasures: Stories from My Life as an Amish Mother. Lend your sympathetic ear to stories of wrangling the children through wintertime adventures or learning to bake cinnamon buns. Throughout her busy days--sewing, cleaning, cooking, gardening, and helping to manage the family's shoe store--Jantzi discovers and celebrates the simple pleasures around us always waiting to be found. Jantzi is a seasoned columnist for The Connection, a favorite magazine among Amish and Mennonites. Drawing from her own deep faith, this young mother brings an encouraging word as she opens her heart to the joys and challenges in each God-given moment. Hear straight from Amish people themselves as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series from Herald Press. Each book includes "A Day in the Life of the Author" and the author's answers to FAQs about the Amish. "Woven with insights, humor, and deep-seated spiritual wisdom, mother and wife Marianne Jantzi opens her home and heart as she recounts her real-life experiences, offering fresh and honest perceptions of the Amish."--Kate Lloyd, author of The Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy (CBA bestsellers Leaving Lancaster, Pennsylvania Patchwork, and Forever Amish) "Reading Simple Pleasures feels like a heart-to-heart talk with a close friend. Marianne Jantzi's gentle wisdom and love for family shines throughout. A lovely read for anyone, but an especially encouraging gift for a new mom or a young mother."--Serena B. Miller, coauthor of More than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parentingshow more

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