Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hutterite Diaries By Linda Maendel

What would it be like to share all your possessions and live in Christian community? In Hutterite Diaries, Linda Maendel offers a rare glimpse into the daily routines and communal faith of her people, the Hutterian Brethren. From stories of working together to bring in the fall potato harvest to laugh-out-loud tales of sisterly love laced with revenge, Maendel invites readers into her Bruderhof, or colony, nestled on the prairie of western Canada. Here children and adults work, play, eat, and worship together, crafting a community of goods and living out an alternative to the individualism and consumerism of mainstream society.Because few outsiders know anything about the Hutterites, a Plain Christian group related to the Amish and Mennonites, this book offer a rare-glimpse into Hutterite life.

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Linda Maendel is a Hutterite author, blogger, and teacher who lives in Elm River Colony outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

I am well aware of the Amish but not the Hutterites so this was a fun read for me.
Linda takes you in to a day and life of the Hutterite life. She talks about their clothes how they eat their meals all together the whole community males on one side of the room and females on the other side of the room.
She tell some stories about her family and the way they have their weddings.
It was a fun read and a leaning experience.
 I gave this book 4 stars. Don't expect an Amish story. Hutterites are different from the Amish and so is this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I would love to live in a Christian community. I've gotta read this one. Is there a book out there from a man's perspective.

  2. Thanks or the review !! Blessings DanaGirl

  3. Now this sounds different, i want to check this one out. Thanks Mary.

  4. Hmmm.... I have never heard of the Hutterites either, but this book does sound like and interesting read! Thanks Mary for this review!

  5. Great review Mary! Not sure about this book.

    Judy B

  6. This sounds like a fascinating book!

  7. I look forward to reading this. I love the Amish, I am excited to read about Hutterites

  8. Thanks for reviewing my book and for sharing it with your readers!