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Emma: A Widow Among the Amish; A True Story Woven by Strands of Faith, and Community

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Emma Stutzman's Amish life was abruptly altered when she learned about her husband's sudden and tragic death. Now a single parent, Emma must figure out how to respond to the pressures of modernization and the pull of mainstream culture. Will she regain her strength as a woman after so much stress and tragedy in her married life? How will she lead her children to faith in t ...more
Paperback, 403 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Herald Press (VA)
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Clif Hostetler
Aug 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
This is a sequel to the book, "Tobias of the Amish" (Link to my review). This book is the story of the author's mother, Emma, beginning at the time of his father's death. It is thus the story of her experiences of being left a widowed mother of six children and the subsequent life among the Amish.

Of course, being left a widow with young children is not a happy event. However, from this book I would surmise that if it is going to happen, having it happen within an Amish community is one of the be
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Leslie
Jul 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book was very interesting it took you from the death of Emma's husband Tobe to her death. It showed her courage to stay single and raise her children in the Amish way. It takes you through the many changes the Amish church went through in great detail. I read through this book in about four days, because I kept picking it up and reading it; because I wanted to know what was going on with Emma and the kids each day. What was going to happen to them on any given day. Emma had to make the hard ...more
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Shirley Showalter
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I reviewed on my blog:http://www.shirleyshowalter.com/2011/...

I enjoyed this book a lot. The author is currently writing a new book about the Hochstetler family whose family members were killed by Indians in 1757.
Shirley
Church library, companion to Tobias of the Amish
Carol Teter - Mauck
Jan 08, 2017 marked it as books-i-liked
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Recommended to Carol by: Goodreads.com
great book. sad in some places. did not want to put t down.
Carol
this is a great for a read. i love it i will reread it.
Bonnie
Jan 01, 2009 rated it liked it
This an interesting book about the amish and their different churches and beliefs and struggles they have. These amish believ in salvationa dn being able to read and study the Bible themselves
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Ervin Stutzman is currently Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA.

Before taking on this role in January 2010, he served for nearly 12 years as Dean and Professor of Church Ministries at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, Va. He has also served the Mennonite Church in the roles of pastor, district overseer, missions administrator, conference moderator and, from 2001 to 2003, as moderat
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