The Amish in Their Own Words: Amish Writings from 25 Years of Family Life Magazine
Herald Press, 1999 - Religion - 400 pages
Why another book about the Amish? Each year brings academic studies and personal reflections on Amish friends. Here you can read what the Amish say about you themselves.
Brad Igou offers writings by Amish people across North America, compiled from the first 25 years (1968-92) of Family Life, a monthly Amish magazine. He includes letters, articles, history lessons, parables, questions, challenges -- a wide spectrum of human experience, from an Amish point of view.
Sixteen chapters cover fascinating topics such as shunning, nonresistance, clothing, youth activities, old age, conflicts with the modem world, Amish beginnings, controversies, education, work, church, mutual aid, food, humor, and lessons from life.
You will understand, think, laugh, cry, and be touched in a personal way by a people focused on living for God. These humble folk write with simple directness. Open this book and explore the unique world of the Amish, their history, their church community, their challenges, joys, and sorrows, as only they can tell it -- in their own words.
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Review: The Amish in Their Own WordsUser Review - Jennifer Leavitt-wipf - Goodreads
This is a simple book, but it's essential to any study of the Amish because nearly all the writing is by Amish contributors. What isn't by the Amish is by Mennonites. It provides insight into their thoughts and beliefs about every day life. Read full review
Review: The Amish in Their Own WordsUser Review - Justin Rose - Goodreads
Refreshing to hear the old time language that today's evangelical Christianity despises. Read full review
Foreword by Stephen Scott Preface
What Is Family Life?
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