Not long ago I had fun reading "An Amish Boy and a Mother's Prayer" by Glen S. Graber. I have long found the life of the Amish interesting. When we lived in Iowa I would purposely drive on roads where the Amish lived as I thought it was fun to see a glimpse of their way of life. I have read many books about the Amish as well and I have often wondered with many of the fiction books how accurate of description they really were. This book was neat because it was written from a Man's perspective and he is very factual and honest.
Glen didn't actually live in an old order Amish family very long as they were kicked out because his Father had a tractor with rubber tires on it. Glen tells then of how they ended up going from church to church because they were told they didn't meet up with the standards that were required.
This book can be a little disjointed in the telling of the story of Glen's life but still quite interesting. We read about a large family that faced some major struggles- many financial trials, the sickness and death of their mother and lack of support from a church. Throughout the struggles we also read about a family that stuck together and who learned to work hard.
It is the story primarily of Glen, a shy oldest child who went out of his comfort zone to find work and build a business that was able to care for his whole family.
This book is very real and one that I think most anybody would enjoy.
I have an extra copy of this book to give away.
If you would like to try to win a copy of this book please leave a comment on this blog post before August 25th and at that point I will randomly choose a winner from those that commented. Please leave a way for me to contact you should you win.
Update: Congratulations to Elaine for winning this book!
Disclaimer: I did receive this book free for purposes of reviewing. The opinions expressed are my own.