MennoMedia: The Mennonite Handbook
MennoMedia - Browse Our Online Store

The Mennonite Handbook

The Mennonite Handbook

Product Code: 9363
ISBN: 9780836193633
Pages: 226
Binding Information: Paper

Publication Date: 5/9/2007

$5.00 Qty:
Digital (Delivered electronical, 2513KB
Download Help
$9.49 Qty:

Seriously accurate and seriously funny, here is an essential field guide for all things Mennonite. Combining reliable, historical, and theological information, alongside some fun facts, The Mennonite Handbook provides very practical tips on being a churchgoing follower of Jesus Christ.

Step-by-step instructions on:

  • How to Get to Know Your Pastor
  • How to Sing a Four-Part Hymn
  • How to Listen to a Sermon
  • What to Bring to a Church Potluck
  • How to Survive a Church Split
  • How to Console Someone
  • How to Memorize a Bible Verse

Bookmark and Share

"A handbook with a sense of humor as well as fitted with wisdom" —Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University

"I appreciate an amazingly accurate portrayal of some of the awkward truths of the Mennonite Church." —Elizabeth Miller, State College Mennonite, Pennsylvania

God's Story Our Story (2nd edition)
SKU:  9693
ProdMkt ProductForm: Paperback / softback
Product SubTitle: Exploring Christian Faith and Life

Add God's Story Our Story (2nd edition) to Cart

Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective
SKU:  9043
ProdMkt ProductForm: Paper

Add Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective to Cart

SKU:  80236
ProdMkt ProductForm: Paperback / softback
Product SubTitle: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind

Add Fledge to Cart

Go to Church, Change the World
SKU:  9564
ProdMkt ProductForm: Paperback / softback
Product SubTitle: Christian Community as Calling

Add Go to Church, Change the World to Cart

God's Country
SKU:  80161
ProdMkt ProductForm: Paperback / softback
Product SubTitle: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church

Add God's Country to Cart


Review by: Keith Swartzendruber - April 1, 2007

“A good subtitle for this book would be ‘Everything You Wish You Knew About Being Mennonite Before You Became Mennonite.’ The breadth and pithy nature of this book is a good primer to some of the generally held conventions within the Mennonite world. It would be an interesting discussion peace for a theology class, especially around the topic of whether we make our faith too complicated.

“It’s hard to decide what the most important part of this book would be. The theological, historical, and biblical resources are essential to who Mennonites are, and indeed are where a lot of the most important differences between Mennonites and the rest of Christendom lie. But the cultural aspects, for good or bad, have taken on equally important stature in some congregations.

“This book serves many roles. It is entertaining, presented in a casual and accessible style. Like sitting around during a potluck and just shooting the breeze. It is also a celebration and cautionary tale about culture. We rightly should celebrate our history and our customs; potlucks, four part signing, etc. But at the same time we can lose sight of how our faith has shaped these customs. In addition, these customs can become a barrier to reaching those outside our exclusive club. This book also provides a good introduction to many of the theological issues that Mennonites find important.

“Ethnic Mennonites will find this book illuminating and perhaps even kind of funny at times. For others, it is a good, back of the envelope, version of what all those people are talking about in church every Sunday and a bit of where it came from.”

Curriculum Order Form

Study Guides

Your Cart


Top Sellers

The Mennonite Handbook

The Mennonite Handbook
SKU:  9363
Price: $5.00

Add The Mennonite Handbook to Cart

Words For Worship 2

Words For Worship 2
SKU:  9473
Price: $4.99

Add Words For Worship 2 to Cart