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The Amish In Their Own Words

The Amish In Their Own Words

Edited by: Brad Igou
Product Code: 9123
ISBN: 9780836191233
Pages: 400
Binding Information: Paper
Size: 9.00 x 6.00 inches

Publication Date: 10/1/1999
Availability: In stock.

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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.

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"Much popular literature on the Amish taps into sentiments of nostalgia or sensationalism, revealing more about the author and the audience than about the Amish themselves. This book lets the Amish speak in their own voice. Anyone who reads these forthright, plain-spoken, and honest reflections will need to give up the notion that the Amish are a people frozen in time or trapped by a hidebound, legalistic conformity to the past. The essays reveal much about contemporary Amish life and thought. They will challenge discerning readers to reflect more critically on the modern cult of progress and our idolatry of the individual." —John D. Roth, Director, Mennonite Historical Library (Goshen, Ind.)




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