Plain Wisdom by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud – A Book Review

I have always been fascinated by the Amish culture.  I’m sure many people are. In our very modern world full of gadgets to make life easier, it’s a wonder to think of those who choose to live a plain and simple life. As accustomed as I am to technology, the thought of doing without it is almost frightening.

Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud is written in journal form by two friends of remarkably different backgrounds. Cindy is a published writer and Miriam is an Old Order Amish woman focusing on her family and community. However, they find that they have many things in common.

Each chapter in Plain Wisdom begins with a Bible verse and a story is recounted by each woman that relates to the verse. The insight into the plain life of the Amish is honestly and sincerely presented and very interesting.  Miriam recounts her home life with her husband and children, daily activities, religious beliefs and moments to remember. Cindy does the same in her very different world. A fun addition to the book are recipes shared by Miriam. I can’t wait to try some of them.

Read an excerpt from the book here: “

I really enjoyed the humorous events recounted in the book, both by Miriam and Cindy. Their friendship is an inspiration. I will definitely recommend this book to those interested in faith, the Amish and friends.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”


2 thoughts on “Plain Wisdom by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud – A Book Review

  1. Thanks for the review. Sounds like interesting insight from different viewpoints. It’s always fun to see two different people, once they open up a discussion, realize that their beliefs and such aren’t so different after all.

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