Title: MY AMISH CHILDHOOD
Author: Jerry Eicher
Publisher: Harvest House
Bestselling fiction author Jerry S. Eicher (nearly half a million books sold) turns his pen to a moving memoir of his life growing up Amish.
Jerry's mother was nineteen years old and nine months married when he was born. She had received Grandfather Stoll's permission for the wedding because she agreed to help out on the farm the following year. However, with Jerry on the way, those plans failed.
Jerry recounts his first two years of school in the Amish community of
Aylmer, Ontario and his parents' decision to move to . Life
in that beautiful Central American country is seen through an Amish boy's
eyes--and then the dark days when the community failed and the family returned
to Honduras ,
much to young Jerry's regret. Jerry also tells of his struggle as a stutterer
and his eventual conversion to Christ and the reasons for his departure from
the childhood faith he knew. America
Here is a must-read for not just Jerry's fiction fans, but also for readers curious about Amish life.
Okay, let me preface this by saying I’m not a fan of memoirs. I try to avoid them. But this one sounded like one I might be interested in, kind of like Ira Wagler’s, maybe.
No. Not at all.
This book is set in
Honduras, and it
very much reminds me of Dale Kramer’s Amish books set in —a failed
Amish community there. Except this one is real, and Dale’s is loosely based on
a true story. I can’t say that I really
enjoyed it. It is a memoir… and it is a collection of Mr. Eicher’s stories
about his childhood, but one doesn’t really learn anything about the Amish
culture or about their beliefs. Mexico
Still, if you’re a fan of Mr. Eicher’s books or interested in his life, or maybe interested in
just really love memoirs, then you might enjoy reading MY AMISH CHILDHOOD. Honduras
Available in paperback and kindle. 256 pages.