A review of “Gentle People: A Case Study of Rockport Colony Hutterites” by book blogger Krista Thom

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"Gentle People: A Case Study of Rockport Colony Hutterites"

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from blogger Krista Thom’s review of “Gentle People.” Leave your own comments on the book and Thom’s take on it. Click on the link below to read the full review.


I grew up in Edgeley, and the Willowbank Hutterite colony was within our city limits. Although they only lived a few miles away, I never really gave the Hutterites much

thought. We rarely saw them in town, and I can count on one hand the number of times I spoke to one. I’m sorry to say that I probably knew more about the people of Peru or Japan than I did about the Hutterites.

That’s why I found Gentle People: A Case Study of Rockport Colony Hutterites to be such an interesting read…

Read Krista’s full review on her “Cover to Cover” blog.

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