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The Resource Almost Amish : one woman's quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life, Nancy Sleeth

Almost Amish : one woman's quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life, Nancy Sleeth

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Almost Amish : one woman's quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life
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Almost Amish
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one woman's quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life
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Nancy Sleeth
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Almost Amish
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one womans quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life
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  • After years of consumption, Sleeth and her family decided to live more simply. From eliminating a car to gardening and line-drying laundry, her life began to resemble that of the Amish—a greener, calmer existence. Sleeth (Go Green, Save Green), cofounder of the nonprofit Blessed Earth, offers ideas for a simplified lifestyle backed by biblical principles and Amish and Mennonite ideologies. 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. “Being behind the times can indeed have its advantages,” she writes, as she warns about the use of cellphones, video games, and motorcycles. While Sleeth does not totally condemn progress, the book may not connect with younger audiences for whom technology is an indisputable fact of life. She is at her best when she sticks to the subject of sustainability, an important topic in a down economy. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 13, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 07, p)
  • Sleeth (Go Green, Save Green ), inspired by Amish practices that prioritize faith and simplicity, assesses the glut of information and opportunities that overwhelms many American families, and she recommends that we reduce our exposure to technology and other temptations of modern life, focusing instead on nature, family, service, and faith. The Amish have a perennial fascination for harried moderns, and Sleeth and her family, who have radically diminished their "footprint" to one-tenth the average electricity use and one-third the average fossil fuel use, are effective spokespersons for this adoption of Amish values among a wider group of Christians. VERDICT While not a scintillating reading experience, this should prove a useful handbook for those reconsidering their engagement with contemporary modalities; good for Christian families and individuals. --Graham Christian (Reviewed March 1, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 137, issue 04, p82)
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Sleeth, Nancy
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248.4
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BJ1589
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.S544 2012
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non fiction
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one woman's quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life
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Almost Amish : one woman's quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life, Nancy Sleeth
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Homes: homes are simple, uncluttered, and clean; the outside reflects the inside -- Technology: technology serves as a tool and does not rule as a master -- Finances: saving more and spending less bring financial peace -- Nature: time spent in God's creation reveals the face of God -- Simplicity: small and local leads to simpler lives -- Service: service to others reduces loneliness and isolation -- Security: the only true security comes from God -- Community: knowing neighbors and supporting local businesses build community -- Families: family ties are lifelong: they change but never cease -- Faith: faith life and way of life are inseparable
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Almost Amish : one woman's quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life, Nancy Sleeth
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Homes: homes are simple, uncluttered, and clean; the outside reflects the inside -- Technology: technology serves as a tool and does not rule as a master -- Finances: saving more and spending less bring financial peace -- Nature: time spent in God's creation reveals the face of God -- Simplicity: small and local leads to simpler lives -- Service: service to others reduces loneliness and isolation -- Security: the only true security comes from God -- Community: knowing neighbors and supporting local businesses build community -- Families: family ties are lifelong: they change but never cease -- Faith: faith life and way of life are inseparable
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851084
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9781414326993
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2011049845
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