The Amish in Their Own Words: Amish Writings from 25 Years of Family Life Magazine

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Brad Igou
Herald Press, 1999 - Religion - 400 pages
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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 modern world, work, church, humor, and lessons from life. You will 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; their community, their challenges, joys, and sorrows, as only they can tell it-in their own words. 402 Pages.

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Amish in their own words is full of tidbits of Amish life, with many questions posed by the writers. One has the sense that their religion is a continual growth pattern for the individual and they ... Read full review

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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


Foreword by Stephen Scott Preface
What Is Family Life?
Turbulent Beginnings

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About the author (1999)

Igou has lived with the Amish and claims many Amish friends. He majored in sociology-anthropology at Ithaca College, has worked as a tour guide to Amish country, and is vice-president and co-owner of Amish Experience.

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