And even if he does, will anyone support his campaign? Can Josiah really be the answer America is looking for? In the fall, the bishop had this big meeting with others and came out of it feeling he'd have to punish Josiah. I cannot explain the simplicity and refreshing feeling that came over me as I read this tale. I was not required to write a positive review. It is a lighthearted story and easy to read, especially for those of us who are completely weary of current politics. Нет отсутствующих или поврежденных страниц, загибов или надрывов, а также подчеркиваний и выделений в тексте или надписей на полях.
That would certainly shake things up if something like this would play out in real life. And since Bolton is a professional comedian, she pulls off the humor masterfully! I found myself hoping and praying that we in the United States could have such a man as a candidate for President. I also loved reading about the politician, Nick. I glanced through it, read the first few pages, and thought I'd give it a try. Before long, Mark comes to believe that Josiah is exactly what this country needs - and he signs him up as a write-in candidate for president! I could have read even more about his life in the Amish community and would have been happy. God does work in mysterious ways. I found myself fascinated with the political insights and Amish wisdom included; it really made me wish someone with Josiah's integrity and refusal to go against what he felt was right actually ran for President, although it will probably never happen.
It will be a keeper. When former Congressman Mark Stedman throws in the towel on his presidential campaign, his only choice is to return to his home state and decide how to spend the rest of his life … until he meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer from Pennsylvania. The Plain, simple Amish farmer is far outside his comfort zone in handling mudslinging opponents, intricacies of the electoral process he is affiliated with neither party and, in fact, a write-in candidate! I recommend it for all who love a good story. You know when you think, why don't they just wrap this up now? Josiah and his often cheesy wit won me over. Considering the vast differences between living in the Amish world and living in Washington, D.
Meet the Author Martha Bolton Martha Bolton was the genius behind the two previous adaptations for the Blue Gate Stage The Confession and Half-Stitched and has written comedy for such performers as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Ann Jillian, Jeff Allen, Mark Lowry, Fritz Coleman, and more. Using his old campaign headquarters for a base, Mark Stedman determines to introduce a new candidate to America. Not a career politician, but someone with a little old-fashioned common sense, someone who's not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty. He pledges to do everything in his power to make sure Josiah gets elected. I just wanted to read a good book without the stress of hearing any more about politics. What would cause an Amish man to consider running for the office of President when many of them never get involved even in local politics? But for a fiction read, As a surface story, it was entertaining and provided an light-hearted alternative to the heavy politics as of late.
A couple of common euphemisms blasted, dadgum--both used by Harley occur, but there is nothing really objectionable. Like I always say: read This is my third foray into Amish fiction. Then he talks to Josiah and makes it clear he's in danger for continuing to run even before being elected. The author also spent too much time explaining everything; readers can figure it out without being told. Our Country Needs A Josiah! But we feel your pain … every day as we drive our buggies past your gas pumps. The whole thing made me want to gag. After twenty years in Washington D.
I believe any true American, Foreign National, Black, White, Religion,etc would like to see this type of President be put into office. Later on, the president vetoes a bill, which makes him lose some polling numbers - but there is no reference to what the bill contains. It's just a fun story with a timely setting and theme. Who will win the election? Disillusioned by a career in Washington politics and shunned from the presidential race by the early polls, Mark Stedman is on his way home to his family in Wisconsin to lick his wounds, cocoon with his family, and figure what to do next. I really didn't expect to be so affected by this book. Their oldest child had been killed in an automobile-buggy accident the previous summer.
But can Aletta trust this man? Mark sees the qualities in Josiah that he feels the country needs, and decides to encourage him to run for president! Think of the money that alone could save the country. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Josiah is made out to be absolutely perfect. It is without a doubt a book that will keep you on your toes, wondering what other crazy idea will pop out of his opponents head to try to derail his campaign. Josiah's heart touched my own cynical attitude and lead me to dream of possibilities.
The rest of the story has many improbable happenings but is also reasonably entertaining. Using his old campaign headquarters for a base, Mark Stedman determines to introduce a new candidate to America. Could it be possible for an Amish guy to become President. When he got home Mark got to thinking, he confronted Josiah and from there on it happened. Mark Stedman, a fifty year old Congressman is disillusioned and disappointed after he realizes that his run for president was just a dream that was never intended for him. Carolyn Jefferson This book was especially nice with all the negative ads being run for the election, the main character wanting to only speak on the issues and refusing to say negative things about the other candidate was very refreshing to read. Granted, I do not know as many people as the author, but the Amish people I do know would never consider such a proposition.
But for a fiction read, this was enjoyable. I could have read even more about his life in the Amish community and would have been happy. My second foray The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. There did come a point where I thought I knew exactly what was going to happen. Granted, I do not know as many First, can I please be frank! So maybe it's not so fanciful after all. But wow, if it did what a change we would all be in for.
On the way, he is involved in a car accident and is assisted by Amish farmer Josiah Stoltzfus. Like I always say: read the book first. Governor Mike Huckabee, Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Beverly Lewis, Michael Catt, Mark Lowry, Wayne Newton, Lord Taylor of Warwick, and Gene Perret are just a few reviewers at the front of her novel 14 total listed. This concept overall is a great one and I can real I struggled to get into this book as the first few chapters are slow. He has brought God back into the Whitehouse. I glanced through it, read the first few pages, and thought I'd give it a try. Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Josiah for President by Martha Bolton for free from Zondervan.