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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  8 reviews
As Amish fiction continues to appeal to a huge audience, A Pocket Guide to Amish Life gives readers a glimpse into an obscure, fascinating world--what the Amish believe and how they live. Full of fun and fresh facts about the people who abide by this often-misunderstood faith and unique culture, this handy-sized guide by Mindy Starns Clark, author of Shadows of Lancaster C ...more
ebook, 144 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Harvest House Publishers
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Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
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Good information, thorough for a pocket guide.
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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For what it is, this book is a nice introduction to the Amish. However, having read several books, seen quite a few movies and watched many documentaries on the Amish, not to mention, of course, having shopped at Amish stores myself in Michigan, there wasn't more than a detail or two in here that I didn't already know. Just on information, I probably would have given the pocket guide three stars, but I just really didn't like the author's voice nor the way she chose to present the information. B ...more
Apr 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I must confess to being a victim of the "pastoral myth" of the Amish people, viewing their lives through rose-tinted glasses that impart a false view of simplicity, freedom from care and purity that isn't quite accurate. I am grateful, therefore, to Ms. Clark for writing this informative little book. Covering a broad spectrum of topics regarding the Amish belief system, culture and lifestyle, the book provides just enough factual information to dispel the myths surrounding this unique group of p ...more
Dec 02, 2011 rated it liked it
While this book reads a lot like a school research paper, I learned much about the fascinating Amish in a short amount of time. It is clear the author has a deep respect for and appreciation of the subject matter.
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Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I learned a lot of new things about the Amish and also recapped some stuff I already knew but it was fascinating. I always and interested in their culture. I would love to spend a week being Amish just to see what it is like :)
Apr 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you want to learn something about the Amish this is a perfect small book to do it with. Write simply but it covers all aspects of their lives. Hopefully it is accurate!
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Very informative!!
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Informative, honest and thought provoking.
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Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 30 books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has received numerous literary honors, including two Christy Awards and RT Book Review Magazine’s 2012 Career Achievement Award. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

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