Saturday, March 31, 2012

Almost Amish

Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life. I'm all for simple. I love 19th century times (except I can't live without my indoor plumbing - lol) and I've tried to emulate their lifestyle as much as I could. But there's one problem: technology. We're so addicted to it in my house! (As well as most of America is.)

When I saw this book, I was so excited to get it because I thought it would be just the manual I was looking for. Ways to unplug. How to get the kids to be more friendly to each other. Most importantly, what's God's view on how a family should function and live their daily lives.

I was most disappointed by this book. From Tyndale's website: "It’s time to simplify our lives, make faith and family the focal point, and recapture the lost art of simple living." This is not really what the book is about at all. It's about conservationism. I'm all for being kind to the environment, but this book felt like a liberal "tree hugger" standpoint with conservative window dressing.

I'm not usually so negative with my reviews, but I really didn't like this book at all. It was so, most definitely not what I thought it was. :(

I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for an honest review.