Thursday, June 16, 2011
Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler
Your either Amish or English you can’t be both!
Ira struggles to find himself and has a long “Rumspringa” –running around time. When he is home he longs for the world and when he is in the world he longs for home. The Amish life wants to box him in and he has too much freedom in the world. He struggles with this.
Ira was very open about how the Amish system works and he merely states it as fact not slander. It just is! I could sense that he truly did try to continue in the Amish way of life but he just could not do it.
Most of the Amish books that I have read have been from the women’s side of Amish life. It was great to be able to read about this from a man’s perspective. You can read more of Ira’s writing’s on his blog at www.irawagler.com.
I am thrilled to give this a five star rating.
Book disclaimer: Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.