Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Miting: An Old Order Amish Novel by Dee Yoder (Review)

The Miting: An Old Order Amish Novel

By Dee Yoder

(received in exchange for an honest review)

Genre- Fiction / Amish

Published by- Kregel Publications

Copyrighted- 2014

Number of pages- 288

Age Group- Adult 

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4300-8

In The Miting: An Old Order Amish Novel, by Dee Yoder, Leah is reaching adulthood and begins to question things that she knows.  Her family belongs to an Old Order church, which does not appreciate her questions about the type of relationship she could have with God, Leah has been reading the New Testament. 

According to the bishop her family is to show her what the miting, or shunning would be like if she choses reading the Bible.  Jacob Yoder has been showing an interest in Leah, but will he after he finds out what has been happening in her life?

Excerpt from the book!

Supplemental Material.

About the Author-

Dee Yoder currently lives in central Ohio.  She is involved in the Mission to Amish People ministry as a mentor.  The lives of her former-Amish friends is what her fiction is based on.

My thoughts-

I have read a variety of novels about the Amish, but none of them have had the shunning severity as in The Miting, by Dee Yoder.

Since I have never read any books about the Old Order before, I was not expecting such severity.  I knew that the Old Order would be severe, but I did not know that the bishop would be so severe towards a seventeen-year-old in her rumspingen.  All Leah ever wanted to do was to know why abuse was allowed and why she could not read her Bible (people in other Amish orders could).  I was glad to know that there were people to help her when she needed help. 

When I looked on the internet I found the supplemental material.  I really wish that that material had been included in the book.  It had the glossary I was looking for and it answered the questions I had about the background to the book.

I really liked this book.  I hope you enjoy this book as well.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Miting: An Old Order Amish Novel, by Dee Yoder, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


  1. Thank you very much for taking the time to read and review The Miting. I appreciate your kind words and recommendation.

    ~Blessings to you,


  2. Thank you for your kind words about The Miting. I appreciate you taking the time to read and review the book, and am so happy you enjoyed the story.