Stories: How Mennonites Came to be
John D. Roth's straightforward, accessible narrative invigorates this contemporary introduction to the Mennonite story. Whether readers are new to the Mennonite community or just yearning for a fresh telling of Anabaptist origins, Stories: How Mennonites Came to Be will serve as a compact digest of the church's history for generations to come. An online study guide is available for this title. 252 Pages.
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Menno was born in 1496 in the small town of Witmarsum in Friesland. The son of
a farmer, he attended grammar school at a monastery, where he likely learned
Latin and gained some familiarity with the early church fathers. At the age of ...
sage of practical Christianity from the pulpit of his parish church in Witmarsum.
Finally, on January 20, l536—just as public sentiment against the Anabaptists
reached a crescendo—Menno resigned his priestly office, gave up the salary,
Menno wrote, “True evangelical faith cannot lie dormant. It clothes the naked, it
feeds the hungry, it comforts the sorrowful, it shelters the destitute, it serves those
that harm it, it binds up that which is wounded, it has become all things to all ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Clif - LibraryThing
The writing in this book is as reader friendly as a history book can be and still be a credible source of information. The word "history" does not appear in the title presumably in an effort to appear ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DrSmeeton - LibraryThing
John D. Roth offers a non-technical, readable introduction to Mennonitism. He reviews the history, defines core values and admits the tensions. His typical show of sensitivity is lost when he creates a characture of evangelicalism as private faith without discipleship. Read full review
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