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20 Most Asked Questions about the Amish and Mennonites

3.24  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Sensitively answers the most common inquiries about Amish and Mennonite peoples. Authoritative, sympathetic, and thorough. 20 Most Asked Questions looks at origins, dress, pacifism, education, weddings, funerals, and food, as well as many other facets of Amish and Mennonite life. This book has sold more than 200,000 copies.

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Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 25th 2001 by Good Books (first published 1979)
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Toni
Mar 24, 2012 rated it liked it
A short book, but a nice way to get a general idea of the Amish and Mennonite lifestyles.
Billy
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very simple and basic questions about these wonderful people. It is helpful in some points.
James Hutton
May 26, 2019 rated it liked it
20 Most Asked Questions about the Amish and Mennonites by Merle and Phyllis Good is a quick, easy read for those who want a short summary about these religious groups. It is 96 pages in length and includes a helpful glossary and index. Except for two chapters, four pages are devoted to each question. The answers are useful, but none of them are very detailed. This is because of the large number of photos in the book. It only contains about 65 pages worth of text. Some of the questions it ...more
Elizabeth
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Informative and well written.
Alison
Oct 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Old edition but still an interesting and somewhat informative quick read for someone interested in reading about the Amish and Mennonite faith. Some questions with simple answers (very short chapters) include dress explanations, what Amish weddings and funerals are like, anti-war beliefs and service oriented organizations, as well as distinguishing between "old order" and "modern" Amish and Mennonite. This book is not too in-depth and still leaves a reader curious for more but it is a quick and ...more
Cara Noyes
A rather dry text. While many questions were answered, they just lead to more questions. It was not a very in-depth book. I was a little disappointed for I already knew about 80% of what was in this text. I was looking for new information or new insights. I did not get them
Book 4 of my summer.
Nicollette
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own, amish
I gave this book a rating of 2.5. It is helpful in some of the simple beginning questions some may ask about a religion/lifestyle but there is much more to it than what is found in this book. I feel like a lot of the questions I already knew before buying this book.
Rachel Wheeler
Oct 24, 2011 rated it liked it
It is an older book. About 15 years old since the last revision of the book, but it gives a good overview of the Amish and Mennonite people. I enjoyed reading it while I was driving around Pennsylvania and wondered about their culture.
Nancy
Apr 18, 2012 rated it liked it
somewhat dated - but good info
PWRL
Aug 17, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2011-new
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Justin
Jul 14, 2010 rated it it was ok
Informative, but not as detailed as I'd hoped. Most of this stuff I'd already learned from other websites and books.
Carrie
Feb 04, 2009 added it
Shelves: non-fiction
Concise overview of beliefs and traditions of Amish and Mennonites.
Mitzi Moore
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
The most interesting part was the chapter about Old Order weddings.
Arseny Khakhalin
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
That's an advertisement pamphlet disguised as a book; not really useful.
Anna
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a clear and concise overview of Amish and Mennonite culture, history and religion. A great read for anyone who is curious about the horse and buggies trotting through PA.
Partridge Public
Good, Merle and Phyllis
Emily
Oct 30, 2009 rated it liked it
I read this book because I was curious about the Amish culture. It's a great book and I must say I learned quite a bit from it. Mission accomplished.
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Parts of it were interesting, but there was a lot of it I skimmed over 'cause it was a bit dry.
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