Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish

Paperback | May 6, 2014

byOra Jay and Irene EashAs told byTricia Goyer

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This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters.

After the accident, the couple turned to their Amish community for comfort, but they remained haunted by the thought that they might not see their girls again in heaven. Would their deeds be good enough? Eventually Ora-Jay and Irene learned that grace-not works-was enough to ensure their place in eternity. But with that knowledge came the realization that they could no longer live in an Amish community that didn't share this precious belief. Could they sever their connection to the Amish family they loved?

This is the story of their journey to the hope that is heaven, a hope stronger than the loss of children, family, and a way of life. Fans of Amish fiction will appreciate such a real-life look into the Amish community, co-written by bestselling author Tricia Goyer, and readers of all kinds will resonate with this tale of courage, resilience, and the redemption found in the grace of Jesus.

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This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters.After the accident, the couple turned to their Amish community for comfort, but they remained haunted by the thought that they might not se...

 Ora-Jay and Irene Eash live in Northwest Montana where they have a small horse farm, offering sleigh and wagon rides. Five of their nine children are married, and they have four grandchildren. You can find out more at www.horsedrawnmontana.com. USA Today bestselling author Tricia Goyer is the author of more than 40 books, including th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.63 inPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031033683X

ISBN - 13:9780310336839

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plain Faith is Awesome! Plain Faith Irene Eash, Ora-Jay Eash,
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plain Faith Plain Faith : A true story of tragedy, loss, and leaving the Amish written by Irene & Ora Jay Eash with Tricia Goyer, is a compelling story of the life changing events that happened in the Eash household over the 1980s-1990s. After losing their daughters in a horrible buggy accident, Irene and Ora Jay feel like there is more to it than what they have been thought. The grieving process takes a while and they fall back on Amish traditions and life goes on. But they do not feel like they are healing properly. After a visit to Montana, to Ora Jay's uncle, the family decides to move for a year to the wild of Montana. They rent out their farm and bring only the essentials. Once their year is over, they decide to make the move permanent. They go back home to sell their property and auction off their things. In Montana, they fellowship with the Amish community out there and become a part of them. For a while they feel like they fit right in but when they experience a more spiritual Amish gathering they get a taste of what a relationship with Jesus might be. They start attending Christian prayer meetings and even a church service and really enjoy the new fellowship. Of course it doesn't take long for the Amish community to hear about the changes in their lives and silence them in the community since the activities they are partaking in are against the Amish rules. Slowly they are pushed out of the community and welcomed into the Christian Community of Montana. This book is great for all those who are fascinated with the Amish culture or for those who need to renew their faith in how God draws people to Him and the measures He will take to bring them home. I read through this book in no time since it was so well written and easy to relate to
Date published: 2014-06-02