Amish Life: Living Plainly and Serving God
In Indiana s Amish country, families work, play, and worship much as they have since they arrived in the 1800s. Here there are few modern-day conveniences to distract people from the important tasks of living plainly and serving their God. In this lovely book, well-known photographer Darryl D. Jones captures the spirit of the Amish people, their land, and their daily lives.
Jones s photographs are at once inspiring and intimate, expressive of the landscape and those who work the land. They do show the Amish as many have come to see them plowing a field behind a team of horses, going to market in a black buggy, and dressed in suspenders and plain smocks. But Jones s photographs go beyond tourist caricature. In them we glimpse faces lined by hard work and wrinkled with pleasure; tasks performed in ways that seem timeless and tasks done with the aid of modern machinery; young people who make a sport of harvest and join eagerly in a game of baseball. In them we glimpse as well the deep satisfaction of living in harmony with the rhythms of life.
Amish Life: Living Plainly and Serving God is a pictorial memento to be treasured."