Popular Sarasota Magazine contributor Sherry Gore (“Life of Pie,” December 2013; “Christmas in Pinecraft,” December 2014) details her journey from a self-described bleach-blonde, motorcycle-riding DJ in Orange County, Calif. to a devout member of the Amish and Mennonite community of Sarasota’s Pinecraft community in a new book, The Plain Choice: A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life. Published by Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, The Plain Choice is a fascinating look at how—and why—Gore turned to “the Plain People.”
“I hope readers will come away with the understanding that there is nothing in anyone’s past or present that excludes them from finding their place in this world,” Gore told us. “No situation is too horrendous or impossible to overcome. It is not only okay to start over. Sometimes it’s crucial.
“Dorothy was right when she said “There’s no place like home,” Gore continues. “For me, home is the Amish Mennonite community in Sarasota. It’s where I flourish in my relationship with God, my family, and a multitude of friends. Somewhere in this world of more than seven billion people is your perfect place. I believe this book shares a glimpse on how to find it.”