Friday, July 29, 2016

The Miting

Recently I read The Miting. I don't usually gravitate towards Amish fiction because it almost always turns out to be an uncomfortable read for me, and if I take time to read a book, I like to enjoy it.

The Miting, while it is fiction, could very easily have been a true story. Dee Yoder did an excellent job at creating a gripping, true to life, Amish fiction book. So very different from other Amish fiction out there. I would recommend it to anyone interested in Amish things.

She did such a good job of writing this book, that I had to keep reminding myself that Leah is a fictional character, and praying for her really isn't necessary, though I would then take a moment to pray for all the other Amish out there that are experiencing what Leah was going through.

It spoke to me, like very few books do. It was so real, so raw, and having experienced some of what Leah experienced, I lived through those parts right with her.

Though this book can be emotionally draining at some points, it is ultimately a book of hope and courage and I can not recommend it enough.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for such a glowing recommendation. I'll have to look into purchasing it.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  2. I need to read this. A few years ago I downloaded it on my Kindle. Thank you for the review.

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  3. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll look for it next time I go to the library.

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  4. Sounds good! Have you ever read Rosanna Of The Amish by Joseph Yoder? I'm reading that now (for the second or third time). There is nothing like a good book!

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  5. I just finished reading this book after you recommended it. Is it really how it can be in Old Order families? It was so sad!

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    1. Thank you for reading my book, Megan. I appreciate that. To answer your question, yes--all the situations in the book have been told to me or others as happening to a former Amish person in the more conservative Old Order Amish churches. And, yes, it can be a very sad experience when these things happen. The more conservative churches are usually not in the public eye, like those we find in many tourist areas, so some of the less than happy events can go unnoticed or unreported. But, there are also good things happening in those groups, too. I wanted to tell both sides--how it feels as parents, and how it feels as the child leaving and beginning anew.

      Again, thank you for reading the book! :)

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    2. Thank you for reading my book, Megan. I appreciate that. To answer your question, yes--all the situations in the book have been told to me or others as happening to a former Amish person in the more conservative Old Order Amish churches. And, yes, it can be a very sad experience when these things happen. The more conservative churches are usually not in the public eye, like those we find in many tourist areas, so some of the less than happy events can go unnoticed or unreported. But, there are also good things happening in those groups, too. I wanted to tell both sides--how it feels as parents, and how it feels as the child leaving and beginning anew.

      Again, thank you for reading the book! :)

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