Tag Archives: Mennonite

(Book review) Mennonite on the edge

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, ECLA Co-President and long time book discussion leader   Introduction Title: Mennonite on the edge Author: Cynthia Yoder Publisher: Ragged Sky Press Publication Date: 2016 Format: Paperback book Length: 223 pages OVERVIEW   ASSESSMENT Rating (1 to 5) 3 Suggested Audience This book tells of Mary Jo, a Mennonite woman who leaves […]

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(Book Review) No Longer a Child of Promise

After leaving the family farm, Amanda Farmer uses her newfound freedom to explore the world. Despite unfounded condemnation from her mother and anger from her father, Amanda finds a spouse, she gives birth to a daughter, and she redefines her faith.

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Mennonite Meets Mr. Right

(Book Review) Mennonite Meets Mr. Right

Reviewed by: Elizabeth Tenney, Mt. Pleasant, MI   Introduction Title: Mennonite Meets Mr. Right Author: Rhoda Janzen Publisher: Hatchette Book Group, Inc.; NY Publication Date: October 15, 2013 Format: Trade Paperback Length: 263 pages (including reading group guide) OVERVIEW This memoir picks up where Janzen’s previous book, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, leaves off. She has met “Mr. Right” and […]

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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

(Book Review) Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

Rhoda Janzen was raised in a Mennonite Christian family. As a young adult, she moved outside the influence of her family, and turned her back on her upbringing. A tragic car accident and the breakup of her marriage forced her to back into the family home in her 40’s, for recovery and healing.

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