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Brad Igou offers writings by Amish people across North America, compiled from the first 25 years 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. Here you can read what the Amish say about themselves. Sixteen chapters cover fascinatin ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Herald Press (VA)
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Joan
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 support one another, for the most part, superbly. Growing up with nearby Amish families i often wondered about their ways, and this book was a great fill in the blanks for me.
Christy
This is a most wonderful read. Anybody who is interested in anything Amish would love this book. It is made up of thoughts by Amish people that was previously written in "Family Life" periodicals over the many years that it has been published. Very interesting.
Jennifer Leavitt-wipf
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.
Karen Walsh
I just started reading this but so far it has some interesting and informative facts about the Amish way of life.
Justin Rose
Refreshing to hear the old time language that today's evangelical Christianity despises.
Helen
Didn't finish it. Interesting, but a bit repetitious.
Dan
Apr 24, 2011 Dan added it
Phenomenal.
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