Monday, June 2, 2014

Plain Faith by Ora Jay and Irene Eash with Tricia Goyer

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (May 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031033683X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310336839

This book is also available as an ebook.

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.

My take on this book:
Plain Faith gives readers the plain truth about the difference between Amish and Christian faith. When tragedy strikes Irene and Ora Jay Eash's family they look for comfort in their Amish community, but the can't help but question some of the beliefs and when they learn some of the truths of the Bible they find themselves being drawn to leave their community in order to embark on a journey of spiritual fulfillment.

As a fan of Amish fiction I enjoy learning all that I can about the Amish and their beliefs. Because the Eash's were members of the Amish community I felt like I got an up close look at the lifestyle and rules that they had to follow.I enjoyed reading the circle letters as well as the letters that were sent home by Irene and Ora Jay.I felt a connection allowing me to feel as if I really got to know the characters. A quick read that allowed me an honest glimpse into the Amish lifestyle.  I applaud this couple for not only finding the courage to step out and follow where God led them, but allowing readers an up close look into their lives. 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.


  1. This sounds really good, I'm gonna have to buy it!

    1. JoyAnne it is well worth picking up especially if you want an honest look at Amish life. Thanks so much for dropping by.


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