Saturday, March 22, 2014
The Little Way of Ruthie Leming by Rod Dreher
I recently read The Little Way of Ruthie Leming by Rod Dreher. It was a very moving book and touched me deeply in several ways. It is the story of Mr. Dreher's sister, a teacher who was much loved in her community who died of lung cancer. Having lost my much loved Dad to lung cancer a couple years ago, I related deeply to this story and woke up with puffy eyes from crying while I read the night before on more than one occasion. I am not normally a crying person, but this really touched me. The wonderful thing about this book is that it isn't just a book about Ruthie but an intriguing book about family, community, roots and faith. Beautifully written and moving, this book left me with lots to ponder and rethink. I highly recommend it.