Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Book Review: The Little Way of Ruthie Leming by Rod Dreher

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good LifeThe Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life by Rod Dreher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Rod Dreher has long been one of my favorite bloggers - I've followed him off and on since his days at National Review.  I read his earlier book, Crunchy Cons, several years ago.  I've followed his blog through the process of writing this book and wanted to read it.

I'm glad I did.

Oh, I could write about all sorts of themes and ideas from cancer to wanderings to suffering to place to people to politics to churches.  I could talk about elitism, "flyover country," and reality.

But, it all comes down to love.  Love of family. Love of community. Love by acting, loving through action.  Ruthie loved, accepted love, served, accepted service and showed Christ in an excellent way.  Imperfectly, yes, but her community, her family, Dreher himself was changed by love she showed.  This book is about love. 

You should read the book, too. It will make you want to love others better.



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