Growing Up Amish
by Ira Wagler
Tyndale House (2011)
What's It All About?
Ira Wagler was born in 1961, the ninth of a Canadian Amish couple's eleven children. At seventeen, in the dark of night, he left the religious settlement, but it was only nine years later that he finally left the church for good.
Who Should Read It?
Read it if you don't mind lots of fragmentary writing. Like this. All the time.
There's lots of romanticism to non-Amish about the Amish world, and this book definitely dispels it. Unfortunately, his writing style gets in the way of what could be a really interesting and informative read.
What Should I Read Instead?
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