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The Plain Choice A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life Raised in a broken family and emotionally overlooked Sherry Gore grew up without a solid foundation a prisoner of her own poor choices and at times without hope A series of terrible mistakes left h

  • Title: The Plain Choice: A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life
  • Author: Sherry Gore
  • ISBN: 9780310335580
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Plain Choice: A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life By Sherry Gore, Raised in a broken family and emotionally overlooked, Sherry Gore grew up without a solid foundation, a prisoner of her own poor choices, and at times without hope A series of terrible mistakes left her feeling wrecked and alone and a sudden tragedy threw Sherry into an emotional tailspin too powerful to escape.Sherry hangs by a thread, unable to see how she can go on liRaised in a broken family and emotionally overlooked, Sherry Gore grew up without a solid foundation, a prisoner of her own poor choices, and at times without hope A series of terrible mistakes left her feeling wrecked and alone and a sudden tragedy threw Sherry into an emotional tailspin too powerful to escape.Sherry hangs by a thread, unable to see how she can go on living, until it happens on a morning of no particular significance, she walks into a church and BAM the truth of Jesus forgiving love shatters her world and cleaves her life in two She goes to bed stunned she wakes up a Christian.Unwilling to return to the darkness of her former life, Sherry attacks her faith head on Soon the life Sherry Gore remakes for herself and her children as she seeks to follow the teachings of the Bible features head coverings, simple dress, and a focus on Jesus Christ Only then does she realize, in a fit of excitement, that there are others like her They are called Amish and Mennonite, and she realizes she has found her people.The plain choice that Sherry makes is not easy and life still brings unexpected pain and heartache but it changes everything for her, as she becomes one of the few people on earth to have successfully joined the Amish from the outside She has found her place And her story proves that one can return from the darkest depths to the purest light with the power of God.

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    1. I Received a Pre Publication Copy from Zondervan through NetgalleyHalfway through this book and I was ready to put it down For some reason, I thought that this was a book that chronicled a woman living an Amish life , not a woman that was essentially playing dress up A woman that would choose the aspects of a simple life with what would work for her There are moments of hypocrisy where she would throw out her children s toys because they ran on batteries and made obnoxious noises that were contr [...]

    2. Take a walk into pieces of Sherry Gore s life, from the 1960 s to present time These pieces of Sherry s life experiences and those of a few others that were involved in Sherry s life ALL add up to a two word phrase plain Choice or in a clearer word decisions.How a plain choice or sometimes choices lead us from one path onto another.How someone else s decisions lands you in a place that didn t plan on and or to be.This was my first time reading any of Sherry Gore s material that she has written, [...]

    3. I ve often wondered if many, or any, worldly people ever became Amish so I was excited when I saw The Plain Choice by Sherry Gore A True Story of Choosing to Live An Amish Life Unfortunately, I feel the headline and this story is a bit misleading Yes, it is Sherry s story about choosing to live an Amish life but not about becoming Amish It doesn t sound like she ever was baptized into the church and driving a car, having a computer with internet, and a cell phone are not the Amish lifestyle I wa [...]

    4. It is common to hear stories about people who leave the Amish, but it is rare to hear stories about outsiders who actually join the Amish Sherry Gore, however, is one of those rare individuals who chose to completely change her life and become part of the Amish community In The Plain Choice A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life, Gore talks about the events that led her to choose the Amish lifestyle Through captivating stories, she paints an interesting picture as to what her Amish life [...]

    5. This book tells the story of Shery Gore, a woman who had a difficult upbringing family life Eventually, Sherry meets Jesus and her life is changed Over time, she attempts to make changes in her life to adhere closely to what she believes, eventually deciding to become plain I found this book really interesting and appreciated Gore s lack of judgment for those who are not plain and the way she led readers to the truth of Jesus Christ in an authentic, gentle way.I will say I found the subtitle a [...]

    6. I picked this up thinking it was going to focus on Sherry s life as an Amish woman, but it was really a memoir Sherry is a strong woman who has been through so much, but some parts were so sad I couldn t make it through I hope she writes another book focused on her lifestyle now as a member of the Amish community Maybe an inside look at what it s like to be an Amish woman favorite books, how they spend their free time, beloved recipes, etc.

    7. This is a difficult book to read especially if you can relate to her trials and mistakes she faced as a child, teen and young adult The first half of the book goes a bit slow and the 2nd half seems to leave so many questions unanswered about relationships and people in the story I would have liked to know about her life now, how her children are and if some relationships continued or were healed.

    8. Summary The Plain Choice is the biography of Sherry Gore Sherry grew up in a dysfunctional home As a young person she rebelled and made poor choices In mid life Sherry made an about face change and became an Amish Mennonite.My Thoughts I debated on whether to give The Plain Choice 3 stars or 4 stars After careful thought, I decided on a 3 star rating At first sight, The Plain Choice is a slim volume for a biography Slim equals brief I feel the biography needed to be longer The full price is 15.9 [...]

    9. A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life I have to admit, I am a bit disappointed that the book cover implies that Sherry Gore is living an Amish life if there are Amish who are allowed to use laptops, own and drive vehicles, and pose for pictures, I have never met or seen them I don t believe Sherry became one of the few people on earth to have successfully joined the Amish from the outside While I respect what Sherry and her family have done, the book cover doesn t convey the same messag [...]

    10. A quick and engaging story I found it to be a fascinating look into what it was like for a woman to grow up English and convert to an Amish Mennonite lifestyle a thing that is extraordinarily rare While it does contain some information about the lifestyle she chose, this is not a book on how to be Amish Mennonite Note my repeated use of lifestyle because there is no evidence that the author ever fully joined the Amish or Mennonite churches This is an autobiography, and, therefore, offers a peek [...]

    11. eARC NetgalleyThis book isn t quite what I expected it to be Yes, Sherry Gore certainly turned her life around, but she seemed to still drift around a lot and her convictions seemed to change often too By that I mean at one point she threw her children s toys away because they used batteries, but then she uses a word processor and carries a cell phone.She does point out in the book that she wasn t raised plain so some of her living choices are different than lifelong plain people She even said t [...]

    12. I gave The Plain Choice three stars because I did like the story It was not what I expected but I did find it interesting I was expecting the story of someone who was spiritually searching in life and who finds answers for their spiritual questions in the Amish community This was a biography of Sherry s life with a small portion being focused on the Amish Her story is very interesting and filled with of life s hardships than I expected from one person s life There was not a lot of insight into [...]

    13. This book left me with mixed feelings I think I was expecting something far different Having grown up with Amish communities not far away, I had some idea how those in the community live and understand some of their beliefs I can see the draw of the simpler way of life and the sense of community for someone who had so much turmoil in her childhood family first marriage, but it doesn t seem that the author ever fully embraces the life Rather she accepts the parts that suit her and discards the on [...]

    14. This is a very honest account of the difficult life the author has had, from a Southern California girlhood in the 80s, to a period of homelessness, to two divorces, to the serious illness of her daughter What it ISN T, though, is the book that the title and cover had me hoping for it doesn t offer much insight about joining the Amish or living within that community, because the author doesn t really do that she adopts a simpler lifestyle and attends a Mennonite church, but you get the impressio [...]

    15. Not really what I was expecting, but an interesting memoir Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and Sherry Gore s life seems to have had a lot of that Not really much of an explanation on why she chose plain Christianity, besides that she liked Anabaptist doctrine, I guess Not sure that I would recommend this one, but she writes well and I enjoyed reading her story.

    16. Hoping for about Amish life and why the author ended up choosing to be a Mennonite over mainline churches was disappointed it read as a personal testimony instead of insight into plain living.

    17. Read this after seeing it recommended by stone soup for five Christian blogger Audio narration is fine The book is short 6 hrs , and was fine I did struggle to finish it a bit not life changing or really inspiring, just one woman s life.

    18. An interesting faith memoir I wish it filled in the details but this brief glimpse into the author s faith journey was still pretty interesting.

    19. Very interesting.First I ever knew of someone becoming Amish other than being born into it or marrying into the religion Very informative concerning customs.

    20. I found Sherry relatable and her journey both heart breaking the early years and inspiring So glad she s found her peace and her place, and shared with us the good and the bad along the way.

    21. I ll admit it the Amish world has always intrigued me to some extent I was born and raised in northeastern Ohio and there was a huge Amish community in nearby Holmes County, where we would head out on the weekends to taste their wares while hitting the garage sales and flea markets.Then, when I moved down to Sarasota, Florida, I was surprised to learn there was a large Amish community here as well, and I ve taken the benefit of enjoying some fantastic food at Amish style restaurants and I ve dri [...]

    22. I received a copy from netgalley to facilitate my review The opinions expressed here are my own Not all Amish or Mennonite people grew up as a plain person There are people like Sherry Gore who were looking for meaning to life and stumbled upon the lifestyle Sherry grew up in California and Florida When her parents split she chose to live with her father in California She grew up in an affluent area, yet she was lonely inside She had been exposed to the love of Jesus through several family membe [...]

    23. I have mixed feelings after having read this book Of course I can t rate a person s life since this is essentially a biography I can rate, in my opinion, how it was written and the point behind the book The book at times doesn t flow very well The authors thoughts seem to just be random and as the ending of the book came closer I became confused This book is promoted to be about a woman becoming Amish or Plain and that really doesn t happen There is no mention of her becoming a part of the churc [...]

    24. BACK OF THE BOOK BLURBSometimes Faith Is the Greatest Surprise of AllAs a young adult, Sherry Gore dreamed of a radio career, but instead, a series of terrible mistakes left her wrecked and alone Then one morning she walked into a church and the truth of Jesus forgiving love shattered her world and put it back together again She began to rid her life of anything that might keep her from God, but still she wanted a deeper faith Something .Soon the life Sherry remade for herself and her children f [...]

    25. Wow That is the best way to describe Sherry s story The Plain Choice is about a girl turned wild child who reaches rock bottom, looks up, and finds not only God, but a new way of life Loving, nonjudgmental, and definitely not preaching that Plain is the only way, Sherry shares her story of why she chose God and why she chose Plain for herself and her kids I could not put this book down I finished reading it in one day The Amish lifestyle has intrigued me for years, but The Plain Choice is about [...]

    26. I really enjoyed this read It is very emotional and in some ways a very personal one to me I have spent a large part of my young adult life struggling to find my place particularly where religion is concerned so Sherry s struggle made sense to me though I have to say that I don t think I would ever choose to be Amish personally.Sherry s story was very emotional throughout This is the kind of book that requires a box of tissues nearby I could really sympathize with her plight and, while some of h [...]

    27. The Plain Choice is Sherry Gore s memoir covering events in her life that lead to her choosing to live among the Amish as well as events that have happened since that choice Normally, I avoid memoirs, but I could not put this one down Sherry discusses a lot of difficult moments in her life and how they shaped her into the person she is today, from her place in her community and her faith in God, to her role as a mother There were several moments that I found tears in my eyes While Sherry and I c [...]

    28. The Plain Choice a true story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life is one book I could not put down without completing It s not your typical amish story Sherry Gore s background includes a life of neglect and abuse, drugs, loss of loved ones, homelessness and rebelliousnesscertainly not the simple quiet life of the Amish Raised among the rich and famous in California, Sherry never feels as if she fits in As a young person she eludes all the glitter and ventures to Florida Here she comes face to fac [...]

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