Saturday, July 23, 2011

Money Secrets of the Amish (Book Review)

As a college student, I began developing more of my writing skills, and the editor of the school newspaper (The Moody Student) gave me several opportunities to submit an article for publication. I remember how excited I was when my first article was accepted. I might share that article with you one of these days but, for now, I want to tell you a little bit about that editor. Her name is Lorilee Craker (although I knew her in college as Lorilee Reimer).

After graduating from college, Lorilee continued writing... and writing.... and writing.... She now has 11 published books, including topics on parenting, marriage, devotionals, and the New York Times best seller Through the Storm with Lynne Spears. Today, I am excited to tell you about her newest book: Money Secrets of the Amish.

In these days of economical downslide, Lorilee decided it was time to make some changes in her spending habits. After learning of how the Amish are still doing pretty well financially, she decided it was time to find out why. So, she took several trips into Amish country, spending time with them and learning a “wealth” of information from them.

I don’t want to give away all of Lorilee’s findings here, as there are just way too many to list. But, there are 14 chapters full of stories and ideas on living a more simple life, delaying gratification, saving, recycling, shopping in bulk, eating homemade foods, bartering, and more. Even though I consider myself to be fairly frugal already, I came away with a TON of good information and ideas that I intend to use! For example, there are several craft ideas in the recycle and reuse chapter that I want to try out.

This book, with Lorilee’s witty charm, is a definite addition to my personal library. It was informative, educational, fun, and easy to read. I recommend this book to anyone who is wanting to find “true abundance in simplicity, sharing, and saving.”

Thankyou, Lorilee, for the time you took to research this information and make it available to us all.

You can find Lorilee here on her new website: ShoeFly Pie

Or on Facebook: HERE

Disclosure: I received this book free of charge from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. Even though I know Lorilee, I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


  1. I would love to read this book. It sounds so interesting. Adding it to my list! Thanks Vicky.

  2. How cool! Sounds very interesting and great review Vicky!

  3. This sounds like a book with great information. Thanks for sharing it with us.



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