Hutterite Diaries (#03 in Plainspoken Series)
:What would it be like to live out Acts 2? To share all your possessions and live in Christian community? In Hutterite Diaries, Linda Maendel offers a rare glimpse into the daily routines and relational faith of her people, the...
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:What would it be like to live out Acts 2? To share all your possessions and live in Christian community? In Hutterite Diaries, Linda Maendel offers a rare glimpse into the daily routines and relational faith of her people, the Hutterian Brethren. From stories of working together to bring in the fall potato harvest to laugh-out-loud tales of sisterly love laced with revenge, Maendel invites readers into her Bruderhof, or colony, nestled on the prairie of western Canada. Here children and adults work, play, eat, and worship together, crafting a community of goods and living out an alternative to the individualism and consumerism of mainstream society.
Because few outsiders know anything about the Hutterites, a plain Christian group related to the Amish and Mennonites, this book offer a rare glimpse into Hutterite life. Maendel's story invites readers into deeper understanding of this community of faith, and calls us to take seriously the example of Jesus and the early church in our daily living.
In the Plainspoken series, hear straight from plain Anabaptists as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith. Each Plainspoken book includes "A Day in the Life of the Author" and the author's answers to FAQs. The Plainspoken series from Herald Press features real-life stories of Amish, Mennonites, Hutterites and other plain Anabaptists.
Linda Maendel is a Hutterite author, blogger, and educator who lives in Elm River Colony outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba. She blogs at www.hutt-writevoice.blogspot.com.
- :plainspoken Series Introduction</br>author&rsquo;s Note</br>a Day In The Life Of The Author</br></br>autumn</br>chapter 1 &ndash; Bee Hive Busyness</br>&nbsp;potato Harvest</br>chapter 2 &ndash; Beauty In Ashes</br>&nbsp;furniture Factory Fire At Our Colony</br>chapter 3 &ndash; Dream Catching</br>&nbsp;how My German Children&rsquo;s Book Came To Be</br>chapter 4 &ndash; Life Lessons From Grandpa</br>&nbsp;a Story I Wrote In Memory Of My Grandfather</br>chapter 5 &ndash; Weathered-wood Lessons</br>&nbsp;hutterites Have Been Recycling Long Before It Became The New Buzz Word. This Story Is An Example Of How Recycling Is Part Of Who We Are.</br></br>winter</br>chapter 6 &ndash; Unexpected E-blessings</br>&nbsp;how Hunting For A Book Brought Me In Contact With Someone From My Past, Bringing To Mind A Tragic Time For My Family And Community</br>chapter 7 &ndash; Hearts And Hands For Common Causes</br>&nbsp;various Outreach Projects That Hutterites Are Involved With</br>chapter 8 &ndash; Sisterly Love</br>&nbsp;a Childhood Christmas Memory That Proved To Be A Valuable Lesson</br>chapter 9 &ndash; Wonders Of His Love</br>&nbsp;christmas On The Colony</br>chapter 10 &ndash; The Amana-hutterite Connection</br>&nbsp;story About A Hutterite Who Joined Amana In Their Early Years In America</br></br>spring</br>chapter 11 &ndash; Lenten Reflection</br>&nbsp;easter On The Colony</br>chapter 12 &ndash; Love Thy Neighbor</br>&nbsp;flooding In Manitoba And How The Hutterites Helped Out</br>chapter 13 &ndash; Peaches And Cream</br>&nbsp;a Humorous Account While Celebrating Mother&rsquo;s Day</br>chapter 14 &ndash; God Keep Our Land</br>&nbsp;taking Part In The Heritage Day In Portage La Prairie</br>chapter 15 &ndash; Two Empty Chairs</br>&nbsp;a Story About A Family Moving Away From Our Colony, And The Impact A Move Like That Usually Has On Colony Members.</br></br>summer</br>chapter 16 &ndash; Hutterite Descendants &ndash; Freed Slaves From The 1605 Turkish War</br>story About A Guy In The Uk Who I Came In Contact With Through My Blog Who Is A Hutterite Descendant; His Family Were Freed Slaves.</br>chapter 17 &ndash; One And One Makes One</br>&nbsp;this Chapter Is About A Hutterite Wedding And Also Explains In Some Detail About The Way We Dress.</br>chapter 18 &ndash; Trotting On Trust</br>&nbsp;hutterites Enjoy Various Leisure Activities. This Chapter Is About My Cousin And Her Experiences With Horses.</br>chapter 19 &ndash; Love Without End</br>&nbsp;tending Our Cemetery And Reminiscing About Dad.</br>chapter 20 &ndash; Following The Footsteps Of Our Forefathers</br>&nbsp;visiting Anabaptist Historical Sites And Studying In Europe</br>&nbsp;