This art work was created by Victor Kleinsasser, Crystal Springs Colony, in honour of John J. Friesen
Professor Emeritus of Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I've had the privilege of taking some of John J. Friesen's church history courses and always found them interesting and enriching. Mr. Friesen also helped me with editing the history chapter in Hutterite Diaries and wrote a beautiful endorsement:
"What an amazing book! Informative, interesting, entertaining, and very well written. Through skillfully told stories, Linda Maendel, an insider, guides the reader on a journey exploring the world of a Hutterite community. Her book provides an important addition to the literature now available about Hutterite life."
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