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Homespun

Amish and Mennonite Women in Their Own Words
Homespun

Product Code: 80316
ISBN: 9781513803166
Binding Information: Paperback / softback
Size: 8.50 x 5.50 inches

Publication Date: 7/10/2018

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Straight from the pens of Amish and Mennonite women . . .

Ever wish you could visit with a group of Amish or Mennonite women over a cup of coffee? In the pages of Homespun, Amish and Plain Mennonite women swap stories and spin yarns while we listen in. Lorilee Craker, bestselling author of Money Secrets of the Amish, collects these personal writings about hospitality, home, grief, joy, and walks with God. Hear from one woman who struggles with feeling inferior to her sister, from another about her longing for a baby, and from a third who accidentally bought stretchy material to sew her husband’s pants. Each woman’s story is a testament to the grace of God and the blessings of community.

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  • Introduction by Lorilee Craker 6

  • I WELCOME 9
  • Introduction 10
  • Love Begins in the Kitchen by Rae Schrock 11
  • An Unforgettable Lesson in Hospitality by Sara Nolt 14
  • A Life That Says Welcome by Vicki Kaufman 17
  • Open House by Gert Slabach 20
  • A Side of Conversation by Rae Schrock 22
  • On Appreciative Overnight Guests by Linda Byler

  • II ABIDE 25
  • Introduction 26
  • Holli’s House by Holli Nissley 27
  • White Space by Bethany Hege 29
  • Where Your Soul Belongs by Delora Neuschwander 31
  • Should You Happen to Stop By by Martha Beiler 33
  • My Father’s Amish Home by Rhoda Yoder 35
  • Heaven Our Home by Sara Nolt 38

  • III TESTIMONY 41
  • Introduction 42
  • The Lord Is My Rock by Ervina Yoder 43
  • Overcoming Inferiority by Sara Nolt 45
  • When You Put Your Money in God’s Bank by Danielle Beiler 51
  • Seized by Grace by Stephanie J Leinbach 55
  • Season of Doubt by Sheila Petre 58
  • Count It All Joy by Andrea Bontrager
  • Stretched by Mary Troyer 61
  • The Horse That Wouldn’t Budge by Marie Coblentz 62
  • Bone Opp-a-Deet! By Linda Byler 63

  • IV WONDER 70
  • Introduction 71
  • The Angels’ Charge by Catherine Gascho 72
  • Miraculous Magnolias by Edna Martin 73
  • God’s Protecting Hand by Katie Schrock with Pollyanna Hochstetler 75
  • Zippy by Sherry Gore 78

  • V KINDRED 82
  • Introduction 83
  • The Way of a Man by Sheila Petre
  • The Kingdom Here in Our Arms by Melissa Troyer 84
  • Stories Rustling in the Branches by Gert Slabach 88
  • Still Ourselves—Just a Lot More by Dorcas Smucker 91
  • Remains of the Doll by Barbara Fisher 94
  • The Perfect Mother-in-Law by Denise Shank 98
  • Ground-Laid Eggs by Mae Unruh 102

  • VI BELOVED 105
  • Introduction 106
  • The Lord Is My Sufficiency by Rae Schrock 107
  • I Would Sell Everything and Buy a Field by Lucinda J. Miller 111
  • The Circle of Love by Marie Coblentz 114
  • Counseling Your Own Heart by Lauren Stolzfoos 115
  • Rebuilding from the Shambles of Shame by Samantha Trenkamp 118
  • Jesus, Who Lives in the Mud by Lucinda J. Miller 120
  • The Authors 123
  • The Editor 125

Reviews

Review: Publishers Weekly - June 11, 2018
“A revealing and wide ranging resource. . . . This eclectic book will interest any reader who’s curious about the plain lifestyle.”
Review by: Suzanne Fisher, bestselling author of Amish Peace - May 28, 2018
“Homespun reads like a leisurely visit with an old friend.”
Review by: Romaine Stauffer, author of Loyalty Test - May 28, 2018
“It was impossible to do anything else until I finished reading this book.”
Review by: Erik Wesner, founder of the website Amish America - May 28, 2018
“Frank, vulnerable, funny, powerful, and often profoundly moving.”
Review by: Serena Miller, author of An Uncommon Grace - May 28, 2018
“A must-read for those who wish to better understand the lives and hearts of Amish and Mennonite women.”
Review by: Karen Johnson-Weiner, author of Train Up a Child: Old Order Amish and Mennonite Schools - May 28, 2018
“A collection that will delight and challenge readers.”


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