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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  26 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Amish Snow provides a rare insight into Amish culture as it clashes with the American counter-culture of the late 60's. Deep faith clashes with religious persecution and personal identity. Rheinheimer weaves a tale of loss, of redemption, of the triumph of the human spirit, coming of age in a dangerous time. And in the face of evil that divides us, he clings firmly to the ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published September 21st 2009 by Sabellapress
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Feb 14, 2010 Molly rated it really liked it
Wow. This book is not your typical Amish novel. Or atleast, it wasn't to me. It's not that romantic type of Amish love story filled with laughter and love. But it is an Amish book that I won't soon forget. It is a raw and emotional novel of the Amish's Rumspringa stages. I say it is raw and emotional, because, when you think of Rumspringa, you think of the Amish teens doing their running around years experimenting with cars and drinking and hanging out with their English friends, haivng their fe ...more
Steven Percifield
Oct 26, 2011 Steven Percifield rated it really liked it
Although I didn't interact with them, I thought I was familiar with the Amish, having seen their horses and buggies on the roads of rural Northern Indiana. My views of the Amish culture have been transformed by reading this book. Especially interesting was the historical perspective of their cultural roots dating back to the reformation.

I enjoyed this book for the knowledge it imparted as much as for the reading entertainment it provided.

Thank you, Roger.
Noelle Arnold
Jan 19, 2010 Noelle Arnold rated it really liked it
An interesting view into the world of Amish expatriation in the second half of the 20th century.
Feb 15, 2012 Wendy rated it really liked it
This book is different from the normal Amish books I read, I would classify it as more about the 'dark' side, for lack of a better description. It starts out be telling how the Amish came to be in Germany, then jumps ahead 438 years to Lancaster, PA and the story of Ezra Neuenschwander and the abuse he and his mother and siblings suffered from his Father. His Father, Nathan, was abused as a child and wanted to break the cycle when he married Rebecca and he did for several years then it gradually ...more
Jul 20, 2013 Samantha rated it did not like it
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Oct 22, 2012 Nancee rated it really liked it
The author took a very different approach in the description of the coming of age of an Amish youth in the 1960s. His story reveals a darker and deep side to the Amish community, and presented a well researched representation of his character. Ezra has a very difficult relationship with his father, and as a result ends up leaving his Amish community and traveling to the city to start a new life. The realities regarding Rumspringa (the Amish teen running around years), and the obstacles, challeng ...more
Rhonda Gayle
Sep 14, 2012 Rhonda Gayle rated it really liked it
This is a very well-written and well-researched book. I will admit to having a hard time getting into it but then really wanted to know what was going to happen to Ezra as the book progressed. I was quite shocked by many things in the book as I did not realize how wild the Amish young people behave in their running around years. I also was shocked that the former-Amish are the ones supplying the young people with the drugs and alcohol. I was surprised that the Amish were treated with such disres ...more
Abbey Mckibben
Aug 27, 2015 Abbey Mckibben rated it it was amazing
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really good i love the book and i have it signed by the author and i got to meet him in person
Apr 06, 2014 Abbey rated it it was amazing
Really good book he did a good gob on this book
Diana Montgomery
Nov 24, 2013 Diana Montgomery rated it it was amazing
Amish Snow The Brotherhood
Vol 1 Reversal of Fortune
By: Roger Rheinheimer

I found this to be a emotional read. Was nothing like other Amish stories I have read. This is one of a Amish man trying to find his place. It takes something bad to happen for him to see where his roots are. I enjoyed the story looking forward to more.
Apr 23, 2012 Tracey rated it really liked it
This little book really gave some insight into the lives of especially teenagers, and their journey to join the congregation or not. And the drug culture that prays on them as they decide.
Jan 16, 2011 John rated it it was amazing
Truly a great read. Couldn't put it down. Great job Roger!
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