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Leah is seventeen and Amish. Like many her age, she has lots of questions, but the temporary flight of freedom known as rumspringen is not the answer for her. She does not desire Englisher fashion, all-night parties, movies, or lots of boyfriends. Leah is seeking to understand her relationship with God, to deepen and broaden her faith by joining a Bible study hosted by an ...more
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Published March 21st 2014 by Kregel Publications (first published January 1st 2014)
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Debbie
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"The Miting" by Dee Yoder is most assuredly five stars, I would give it ten stars if I could!

"The miting" is not like a lot of others that I've read in the fact that it doesn't it always paint a pretty picture, it paints a human one. Filled with ups and downs, trials and errors. It's a very good story, painting a truthful picture. It shows the humanness in us all and shows that although our cultures may be so diverse, the reality is that we are all more alike than we realize. This book has made
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Karen Korb
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts On The Book: This book is not like any other Amish book I have ever read. It is so very real. I felt as if I was a character in this book. If you are looking for a sweet Amish romance then this book is not for you. If you are looking for a book that tells about a young Amish girl who struggles with being Old Order Amish once she has accepted Jesus in her life as her Lord and Savior then this is a must read. Leah finds herself in hot water when the Old Order Amish families and the Bis ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
The one thing I believe most people never consider when reading Amish fiction, is that it is based on the true facts regarding the Amish way of life. While it can certainly be different in the aspects of learning to deal without the modern conveniences like electricity, cars, and technology. However, even in Amish communities there are those drastic differences that separate the Old Amish Order from the New Amish Order, with the former being more strict in their rules governing the people who we ...more
Veronica
This was an interesting and very different story from other Amish stories I've read.
Seventeen-year-old Leah is part of the Old-Order Amish and starting to question the ways of her people. Though her best friend is enjoying her rumspringen by partying, Leah just wants to understand God and why different groups of Amish are told to live in different ways. Why is it a sin if your dress isn't a certain length or you have indoor plumbing when New-Order Amish can live this way? Will she ever be free
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Maureen Timerman
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Miting is a powerful Christian read, exposing some of the misconceptions in some of the Amish sects beliefs. Of course, they are not all alike; this book is focusing on one of the strictest communities, the Swartzentruber Amish.
Miting is another word for Shunning, and even though the main character Leah has not joined the Church, yet she is treated as if she had. You will cry for her, such pain, and heartbreak, and what does she do? She accepts Christ as her savior. Watch or rather read whom
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JAKe Hatmacher
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Truth or Fiction

For the life of me I don't remember if there was a notation near the beginning saying this story was based on fact. I have the sense that it was, but then again, we all have our own interpretation of "the facts," and whether we have a bias for or against them. Laying the facts issue to the side and just commenting on the story itself I'd have to say that I was content to lay the book down, or in my case close the app, when I had something else to do, and that included sleep when
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Jessie Young
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story! I feel like I know so much more about the Amish culture (Old Order in particular) after having read this book. It in no way romanticized or sensationalized this people group the way many other books do. The book had me laughing, smiling, crying and tense at different parts. It contains tons of scripture and solid biblical truth. It makes me sad that the Old Order Amish are so deceived by their culture. The inclusion of MAP was great. I enjoy learning about them in fiction books ...more
Billee
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read " The Miting " by Dee Yoder in 2018, and re-reading it for our Book Chat this evening ( Feb. 12th, 2019) with Keeping Up with the Amish! It held my interest from beginning to end! I rated this book 5 Stars, it was while written and it lets you understand what the Amish go through with their families and in their communities.
ANNETTE
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
An interesting story very different than other Amish stories I've read. Leah who just wanted to know and have a deep relationship with God and read her bible. Her family and strict Amish elders can't handle this.
Evangeline
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: default
Next book on order. Can’t wait to read “the rest of the story.”
Joyce
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Different than most Amish novels. The darker side of living Amish.
Beth
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from Kregel Publications for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.


Book Description:

Leah is seventeen and Amish. Like many her age, she has lots of questions, but the temporary flight of freedom known as rumspringen is not the answer for her. She does not desire Englisher fashion, all-night parties, movies, or lots of boyfriends. Leah is seeking to understand her relationship with God, to deepen and broaden her faith
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Sheila
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Sandra Stiles
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish, adult, young-adult
I won a copy from LibraryThing. The opinions expressed here are my own.
I am familiar with a lot of Amish fiction. You know the kind, all romance and sometimes mystery. There is almost always a happy ending. I am also familiar with books that talk about people leaving the Amish lifestyle for various reasons. My former daughter-in-laws grandmother was Amish until she was shunned. Living in Sarasota, Florida I see everything from Mennonite to all levels of Amish. Knowing all of this made this novel
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Narita
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy reading Amish fiction, and especially did this book. Not that I would want Amish people to have problems, but the idyllic life portrayed in many books is only showing one side of their lifestyle. This book actually addresses questions I have wondered if Amish youth might struggle with.
Seventeen year old Leah loves the life she leads, the closeness of family and community, and traditions. Her friend Martha was in her rumspringen and using that time to experience many sins the worl
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Deanna Gottreu
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Miting by Dee Yoder is the most enlightening Amish novel that I have ever read. Leah Raber is torn between her Amish beliefs and her desire to read the Bible which is forbidden by the Old Order Amish Church. She has no desire to go through rumspringen as many of the Amish teenagers do, she only wants to be free to read her Bible, to understand her relationship with God, and to attend a Bible study conducted by an ex-Amish couple. She does not understand how so many of the Amish “rules” are n ...more
Tina Watson
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You know there is more than on religious book for you religion, how would you feel and or respond to someone telling you you can't read but only one religious book?

What would you do if you had religious questions about what you are reading, but you are told you can't ask those question because it is considered disrespectful to a district leader?

How would you feel when you know of other districts as yours are allow to read a different religion book than yours? And those same districts allow diffe
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Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is an amazing story! Leah grew up Amish, but she had so many questions about the Amish faith, and the ordnung, and the strict rules the Bishop made their community abide by. Should she stay Amish, or should she see what the Englisch world was all about? Then Leah finds out about a couple who actually helps Amish leave the Amish faith, and she was very interested in a Bible Study they have in their home. She slips and goes to one of the meetings, and when her father f
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Sarah
At one time I put the Amish on a pedestal and then I came to realization after having stayed with a New Order Amish family that they are humans just like us and they have issues too, making them Amish doesn’t keep them from sinning or being human – no matter how simple their lifestyle appears. This is one of those books that while true to what the Amish believe also shines a light into some places that we ‘English’ ignore when we put the Amish on some sort of pedestal – sexual abuse within a fam ...more
Lynda
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish, christian
The Miting is a very thought provoking book. Dealing sexual abuse, stubborn adherence to what is taught while shutting off communication, and of course, the Miting (shunning).

We like to believe that the peace loving Amish are always at peace. This book shows that things can LOOK peaceful but that does not mean it is.

This is about Old Order Amish which is taken several steps further into adherence to every rule. Their bishop enjoys being able to apply ever-tightening rules upon his community. T
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Wall-to-wall books - wendy
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book! This book is very real. As you all know I read a lot of Amish fiction and even non-fiction. Some of you may not know this though - I live in the finger-lakes area of NY and there are a LOT of Amish here! I am surrounded by them in my everyday life. I go to an Amish store at least two times a week during the summer. Thats where I get most, if not all, of my veggies and plants.

This book had a very different feel to it than the other stories I have read. The other ones were great,
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Catrina Bradley
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’m not a fan of Amish fiction, but I had heard enough buzz about The Miting, I was pretty sure I would like it. What I didn’t expect was to be blown away. Not only was the story compelling and the characters life-like, Dee Yoder’s novel is an eye-opening look at Amish life and faith for us “Englishers”.

For example, I didn’t know that there are different Amish groups who are as diverse in custom, tradition, and religious doctrine as Christian denominations are. The novel’s main character, Leah,
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Amy
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
NOTE: You can get the Kindle edition of this book for free on May 19, 2014!

"The Miting" by Dee Yoder tells the story of Leah, a seventeen year-old Amish girl who has questions about the Amish lifestyle in which she has been raised. She is not seeking the English life, but rather she is reading the Bible (a forbidden act) and developing her own faith.

"The Miting" is not the typical Amish fiction that I have read in the past... this story involves someone who leaves the faith, enters another chur
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Judy
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An Amish Fiction Book Like No Other!

I literally could not put this book down. I was totally drawn into this storyline and so fascinated with it. The character Martha, faced a certain kind of abuse that isn’t discussed much in Amish fiction. I know this goes on in the English world but it is kept underwraps in the Amish world.

I loved Leah the main character in this book. A 17 year old girl bound by her Amish upbringing but not understanding why her bishop and her family are so against her wanting
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Brenda
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Leah is a seventeen year old Amish girl who has a desire to deepen her relationship with God, thing is as an Old Order Amish she has rules she must follow and truthfully questioning those rules is forbidden, that doesn't stop her for thirsting for God's word, and seeking answers. How will her family and the elders of her strict community handle this?

The Miting by Dee Yoder isn't your typical Amish fiction, sure there is a young girl looking to find her place,trying to figure out where she belong
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Shirley Schwartz
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was surprisingly gripping. This book is a Christian book, but it is one that exposes the life and religion of the Old Order Amish. Ms. Yoder knows her subject very well as she works with the Mission to Amish People charity and their mandate is to help those who wish to leave the old religion and start new lives in the "Englisher" world. The heroine in this book is Leah and we watch as she begins to question the tight rules and regulations of the Old Order Amish to which her and her fam ...more
Linda Yezak
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
what happens when the worst a young lady does is get a job, wear jeans, and attend church on Sundays? What happens when her biggest sin against the Amish is reading a King James Bible?

In the Old Order Amish, the Meidung, or shunning, is just the beginning.

Dee Yoder tells us the story of seventeen-year-old Leah Raber, whose inquisitive mind leads her in a quest for a relationship with the loving God, a rebellious act that subjects her to the terrible choice of denying her family, or denying her S
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E.
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is realistic and shows how stark different the old Amish way of salvation is compared to Christianity. I like this book, because it shows how serious it is to be in Christ, and loved ones don't share your beliefs. IT's especially hard if you are under 18 yrs old.

I recommend this book, because it's based on true events, from what the author points out. A lot of Amish books delve into the love story, the family setting... rural and good, but they don't point out the differences of Amish
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TheSmellyLady
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I don't like to write book reviews in general. "It was a good book" or "Loved it" is mostly my comments and review. Sometimes I read a really good book (in my opinion) and its worthy of a review. The Miting was one of those books. It didn't take me too long to read either. Yes I got bored and lost in the middle somewhere but I had to know what happened.

Most Amish fiction is meh to read. I do enjoy reading it but many of them seem to be about the same thing..... Love and the teen years. The Mitin
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