Almost Amish by Nancy Sleeth
One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life

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Have you ever stopped to think, Maybe the Amish are on to something? Look around. We tweet while we drive, we talk while we text, and we surf the Internet until we fall asleep. We are essentially plugged in and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Rather than mastering technology, we have allowed technology to master us. We are an exhausted nation. No one has enough time, everyone feels stressed out, and our kids spend more hours staring at a screen each week than they do playing outside.

It’s time to simplify our lives, make faith and family the focal point, and recapture the lost art of simple living. Building on the basic principles of Amish life, Nancy Sleeth shows readers how making conscious choices to limit (and in some cases eliminate) technology’s hold on our lives and getting back to basics can help us lead calmer, more focused, less harried lives that result in stronger, deeper relationships with our families, friends, and God.
 

About Nancy Sleeth

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Published March 16, 2012 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. 269 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction

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In much the same vein as the Mennonite classic Living More with Less (Sleeth wrote an introduction for its anniversary edition), the book serves as a guide for a range of earth-friendly practices.The author idealizes days gone by, when children played outside and respected their elders.

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The Gospel Coalition

From technology to depending more on community, Sleeth invites her readers to consider the Amish way of life and how it can be applied to their own living.

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The Gospel Coalition

From technology to depending more on community, Sleeth invites her readers to consider the Amish way of life and how it can be applied to their own living.

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Englewood Review of Books

Believe me, I know.” This blind spot is also reflective of a completely uncritical approach to Amish life, but given that in many ways the book is more about the Sleeths than the Amish, it’s not fair to expect the book do more than draw out some helpful nuggets.

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