Saturday, May 15, 2010

I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby

You have heard people say that unless you know where you came from you will never know where you are going. In I Am Hutterite Mary-Ann Kirkby tells the story of where she came from. She starts off giving you a little history on the Hutterite colony. A Canadian colony of individuals very few people have ever heard about. Then she tells the story of how her parents met and everyday life at the colony as a child. As she gets older she starts to witness the politics that thrive in the colony which ultimately left to her parents leaving the colony life all together. Leaving the colony proved to be an obstacle for a family that had always lived in colony life. Mary-Ann learns the lessons of forgiveness, influence of family, and maturity through her life on the colony and afterwards.

If you are looking for a book to read on a nice day and just relax—this is the book you need to read. While reading it you will forget it is non-fiction simply because it reads like a novel.

Thank you to for a complimentary copy of this book to review for Thomas Nelson non-fiction.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent review. Thank you! I'm about a quarter into this book and it's a bit boring so far. She is an excellent author though...I'm was born and raised, and still live, in a Hutterite colony so I'll keep reading it...check out my blog if you can find the time!