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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  24 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 an engaging 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 firm...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published September 21st 2009 by Sabellapress
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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
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
An interesting view into the world of Amish expatriation in the second half of the 20th century.
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
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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
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
Janie  R.
While the history and culture of the Amish was interesting in this book, it was difficult to keep up with the plot, since it sometimes did not let you on what time table the plot was in at that time. I had to go back and reread several pages on several occasions,and try to connect the dots.I don't mind really if an author wants to do that, but this book, was confusing at times. Anyway, I was able to pull it all together at the end, but by then I lost interest because it focused too much on a gir...more
Really good book he did a good gob on this book
Diana Montgomery
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.
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.
Truly a great read. Couldn't put it down. Great job Roger!
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