Category Archives: Spiritual Memoir

A favorite sub-genre of mine

I Am Hutterite: A Lovely Memoir from the Canadian Prairie

I probably wouldn’t have found this book if it hadn’t been on sale at the Green Valley Book Fair, a huge book warehouse located close to Harrisonburg, VA. The hardcover price is 19.99, but at the Book Fair it was … Continue reading

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Emma: A Widow Among the Amish–A Son’s Perspective

Since my own memoir focuses on growing up Mennonite, I have read a number of Mennonite and Amish memoirs and reviewed them here, here, and here. Ervin Stutzman, the current executive director of the Mennonite Church USA, gave himself an … Continue reading

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Bo Caldwell’s City of Tranquil Light: A Review

If you subscribe to Christian Century magazine, you may have read my review of City of Tranquil Light in the fall books edition. If you aren’t a subscriber, you can read it below. Dora Dueck also wrote an excellent review … Continue reading

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Reposting a Tribute to My Mother-in-Law: A Mini-Memoir

My first blog was created on the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference site. When the site closed, I lost the web connection for this post written in 2008. I am reposting it so that others can appreciate the woman I considered … Continue reading

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